Lake District National Park installs charge points across sites
Lake District National Park Authority has deployed 28 EV charging points across its locations, supporting both its employees and visitors in driving electric.
The authority runs a number of low-carbon projects to promote a cleaner and more sustainable environment across the Lake District. This includes operating an inhouse fleet of BMW i3s and asking visitors to drive in an eco-friendly way.
To support its work, Lake District National Park Authority appointed AMP EV to install Rolec’s range of AC fast and DC rapid chargers across its sites.
These come complete with a back office management system that enables Lake District National Park Authority to open up its charging network to the general public.
AMP EV has also been appointed to deliver all future maintenance works, ensuring that EV drivers are provided with a quality, straightforward charging experience.
Emma Moody, lead strategy advisor for recreational & sustainable transport at Lake District National Park Authority, said: “We are showcasing what can be done in terms of travelling more sustainably and are leading by example by using electric vehicles for our staff to get out and about in the Lake District.
“We ask visitors to travel to and around the Lake District in a more environmentally friendly way, and this improved network of charging points throughout the Park makes travelling by electric vehicle easier and more convenient.
“Of course, we also have a variety of ways to get out of your car completely. With many walking and cycling routes, and a number of public transport options ranging from open top buses to boats, there’s lots of ways to explore our wonderful area.”
Alasdair Croft, managing director at AMP EV, added: “Charging infrastructure is the key element of the future in sustainable transport. AMP EV, in partnership with Rolec, are currently working with many local authorities and high-profile clients to deliver this infrastructure across the UK. The Lake District National Park Authority are an excellent example to follow; setting the benchmark high with their mission.”