Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) can now charge their vehicles at even more locations across South Gloucestershire.
We have recently installed new EV charging points as part of the Revive network in Staple Hill, Filton and Mangotsfield. Existing charge points in Bradley Stoke and Longwell Green Leisure Centres have also been switched over to Revive.
The new EV charge points are available at:
- Church Road (on-street) Car Park, Filton
- St James Street Car Park, Mangotsfield
- Page Road Short Stay Car Park, Staple Hill.
The Filton site includes two rapid charging bays (50kWh).
Funding to install EV charging points across our region has been awarded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to the West of England local authorities as part of Go Ultra Low West (GULW) project. Approximately 120 EV charging bays will be installed as part of the Revive vehicle charging network, with 42 of these located across South Gloucestershire. To use the charge points, users can sign up to Revive at www.revivecharging.net
South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Strategic Infrastructure Cllr Steve Reade said: “As part of our climate emergency goals we are committed to lowering carbon emissions on our roads, and as we all start to travel again for work and leisure purposes, we hope people will consider greener and more sustainable transport options.
“We believe that growing our electric vehicle charging network in the local area will encourage even more people to make the switch to an EV.”
As the uptake of electric vehicles increases, we are working to ensure that a strategy is in place which reflects the role of the local authority and we will continue explore the options for additional public charging locations across South Gloucestershire. Further EV charge points will be installed in Frampton Cotterell and Marshfield in the New Year.
All of the charge points installed within South Gloucestershire Council car parks will be available to use via the Revive network, which is free to join and will include use of the any GeniePoint charging points across the UK.
For more information visit travelwest.info/gulw