Latest piece of Corby’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure now in place

The latest electric vehicle charging points are now in place in Corby, Northamptonshire as part of the Plugged-in Midlands funded project with OLEV and ERDF, firmly establishing Corby as one of the most switched on, cleaner and greener towns in the country.

 The initial two year project to create an electric vehicle charging point infrastructure is now complete and has seen charging points placed in key locations within Corby, such as Corby Cube, Corby Enterprise Centre, the Holiday Inn and other points of interest, including Corby Town Football Club, Adrenaline Alley and most recently, 2 charge points at the Jet Garage at the Southern Gateway.

 In total, 23 charging points have now been installed across Corby, including a Quick Charger that can recharge some electric vehicles in as little as 20 minutes. An online map showing the latest locations is available at www.electriccorby.co.uk.

 The project has been managed by Electric Corby CIC, supported by Corby Borough Council and completed in partnership with Siemens. The project has been 100% funded from a combination of the European Regional Development Fund and the Department of Transport.

 Nick Bolton, Project Manager at Electric Corby said, “2014 has seen a surge in public awareness of and actual sales of electric and hybrid electric vehicles – up 56% year on year. The infrastructure that Corby has put in place has helped establish the town at the forefront of this transport revolution as one of the UK’s most exciting test bed for future sustainable ways of living and travelling.”

 “We are proud of the fact that Corby now has one of the highest concentrations of charge points per head of population in the UK.”

 The network of electric vehicle charge points in Corby is part of a wider “Plugged-in Midlands” campaign and a growing national network of chargers that are aimed at encouraging and supporting the emerging market for electric cars and light goods vehicles.

Leader of Member of Environment and Climate Change Corby Borough Council, Councillor Mark Pengelly, said “We are very pleased to see further charging points being introduced within the Borough. Corby is dedicated to championing sustainable travel and leading the way on providing the technology to back it.”   

 For more information, visit www.electriccorby.co.uk or call 01536 560222.

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