Electric Blue is delighted to bring you the Cambridgeshire Rapid Charger Network! In a bid to tackle rising health issues caused by petrol and diesel vehicle emissions, local residents will soon experience the benefits of cleaner air, and quieter streets. The network launched in October, with the first six rapid chargers already installed, and four of the six providing emissions-free journeys, around the city centre.
The city has an exciting vision: to convert all taxis to electric (or low emission vehicles) by 2028. This can only be achieved with the successful implementation of appropriate charging infrastructure; a plan which Electric Blue is proud to be spearheading. So far, the chargers have provided more than 7,500 emission-free miles, and as the remaining chargers are installed, this number will continue to increase. Every mile driven in an EV equals fewer harmful pollutants in the air that we all have to breathe, meaning cleaner, healthier air for present, and future communities.
Peter Blake, Transport Director at Greater Cambridge Partnership, said: “More than 80% of Nitrogen Oxides emitted in central Cambridge are from vehicles, and we are working with our partners on a range of measures to clean up our air, which will also help to improve our quality of life.”
With funding guaranteed for the installation of 21 chargers in total, Cambridge is well on its way to providing environmentally sustainable strategies for improved quality of life, for all its residents. Not only does the charger network allow for direct removal of emissions-based pollutants from the Cambridge city air, but with Electric Blue ensuring that the network is supplied by 100% renewable energy (as with all Electric Blue’s owned chargers) emissions are not shifted further back down the supply chain; they are removed altogether.
Electric Blue, along with partner Ethex, are now offering you the opportunity to be involved with the Cambridgeshire Charger Network by investing in our Innovative Finance ISA. In turn, you will be helping to secure clean air for generations to come. Visit Ethex, for more information on the Bond offer, and how to invest. Given the option, wouldn’t you choose electric?
As of 30th June 2019 our Ethex bond offer is closed. Thank you for all of the support from local community and investors who raised over £480,000 for the Cambridge charger network. We will be publishing a full report on our project work in Cambridge, including the community investment offer and the development of the charger network, so stay tuned for updates to come in the not-too-distant future.