The Venue, Cribbs Causeway, is the latest location for South Gloucestershire’s growing network of publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points.
South Gloucestershire Council has installed eight fast charging bays at the leisure venue, enabling families to top up their charge while enjoying a day out.
The council has already installed EV charging bays at convenient locations across the district including Filton, Mangotsfield, Patchway, Staple Hill and Yate.
All charge points installed within South Gloucestershire Council car parks are available to use via the Revive network, which is free to join and provides users access to any GeniePoint charge points across the UK. 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: “We remain committed to supporting people as they look to make the switch to more sustainable forms of transport and the expansion of our EV charging network is part of this pledge.
“We are serious about tackling the climate emergency and lowering carbon emissions on our roads and as more and more people look to invest in electric vehicles, we are keen to ensure our locally used car parks are being installed with the facilities to cater for them.”
Lizzie Taylor, Head of Marketing for Cribbs Causeway, said: “Cribbs Causeway is fully committed to supporting the growth of sustainable travel. These charging points are just the latest in our EV charging roll-out, with a further 26 chargers situated within the Mall car parks. Along with the metrobus and a major new footpath and cycle network, these chargers will bring our visitors even more means to access the centre sustainably.”
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 find electric vehicle charging stations near you visit https://travelwest.info/electric-vehicles/charging-points
For more information, visit travelwest.info/gulw