In partnership with Essex County Council, Electric Blue have commissioned four new charging points at Sandon and Chelmer Valley Park and Ride sites, to support the drive to cut emissions within the county.
Electric Blue installed the points at no cost to the taxpayer and are offering free charging as an introductory offer until Sunday 13th May 2018. After this time motorists are able to pay using a mobile app or an RFID (radio frequency ID) card.
Cllr Ian Grundy, the Cabinet Minister for Highways said: “This project comes at zero cost to taxpayers and replaces the two chargers installed in 2011 and so doubles the capacity at each site.”
Each point can charge two cars at a time meaning that four cars can be charged simultaneously at each site and should take about four hours to fully replenish the battery.
In line with our ethos at Electric Blue, there are no subscriptions, connection fees or minimum spends. Drivers pay around 25 pence or less per kWh, so for a 20 kWh battery it would cost £5 for a full charge resulting in a cost per mile of between 5p and 8p
Every charger installed by Electric Blue is powered by energy from 100% renewable sources.
Electric Blue CEO Alex Calnan says "We are pleased to be able to support Essex County Council in improving their EV charger at the Park and Ride facilities and look forward to playing a significant role in helping their residents improve air quality by converting to zero emission electric vehicles"
We will be carefully monitoring usage of the charging points and will invest in expanding the infrastructure once demand increases.
To access the chargers either order an RFID card or download the Electric Blue mobile app and start charging.
For more information visit: www.electricblueuk.com/essex