First of 80 new Electric Vehicle charging points ready for use

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    The first of 80 Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points that are being planned for 38 public carparks across Devon over the next 12 months are ready for public use.

    The charge points are at Dawlish’s Barton Car Park and Dartmouth’s Mayors Avenue Car Park and each has at least two charging bays and are able to charge two vehicles at one time.

    The bays are fully accessible, and the spaces will be for the sole use of electric vehicle charging.

    We have delivered the scheme thanks to our partners North Devon Council, Teignbridge District Council, East Devon District Council, West Devon Borough Council, South Hams District Council , ScottishPower and Devon Climate Emergency (DCE).

    Powered by the renewable energy through a green tariff, the charge points are compatible with all makes of EVs and will fully charge a 50 kWh battery in 2-4 hours, providing a range of up to 200 miles depending on vehicle specification.

    The rate of charge is dictated by the vehicle’s inverter however these chargers can deliver enough electricity for up to 88 miles of travel in one hour. This means the points are ideal for both shorter stops, such as shopping trips, and regular charges by residents.

    As these points are for public use, they are also available for visitors of Devon wishing to charge their electric vehicle.

    The cost to fully charge a 50 kWh battery, providing a range of up to 200 miles, would be in the region of £17.50.

    For ease of use, drivers will be able to pay via Scottish Power’s app, which is free to download, or through a scannable QR code which will be displayed on the charge point. ScottishPower does not charge a subscription fee or a minimum vend. Users may need to purchase a parking ticket as normal, please check at each site.

    These charging points are part of the larger DELETTI programme, a £1.3 million project which is being largely funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

    It’s an essential part of Devon’s Carbon Plan, the county’s road-map to net-zero, which is being published by the DCE this summer.

    The Plan calls for the ‘decarbonisation’ of on-road transportation which causes almost 30 per cent of Devon’s carbon emissions.

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