Drivers in Milborne Port can now charge their electric cars while they park at East Street car park, thanks to a new charging station installed by Plug-N-Go. The two 22kw charge points will be open to the public, and are part of a growing national network.
East Street car park is ideally placed to take advantage of a number of nearby destinations, from a drink at The Tippling Philosopher to a bite to eat at Something Else Fishy.
Electric vehicles in the UK now account for 1 in 12 new car sales, and the industry is quickly growing. Installing electric vehicle charge points at destinations like Milborne Port is a vital step in growing this industry. By 2040, all petrol and diesel vehicle sales will be banned across the country, making EV charging a vital part of future-proofing any community.
John Oldham, Chairman of Milborne Port Parish Council, said: “Electric vehicles, including PHEVs, are a small but growing part of the country’s transport portfolio. It is often the case that infrastructure lags behind a defined need. So, when approached by Plug-N-Go, we saw this as an ideal opportunity to place some infrastructure in the village to support this sector ahead of further growth in the EV market”
Keith Hounsell, Founder & CEO of Plug-N-Go, added: “We believe that charging an electric vehicle should be quick and easy. By building a national network of EV charge points, we can help our customers to improve their business’ sustainability and public reputation. We recognise the financial restrictions that local authorities and businesses are facing when trying to meet customer needs, and by working with the parish council at Milborne Port, we have helped them to future-proof their community while providing a valuable service.”