CHARGEPOINT Services has installed a public rapid charger for Farnborough, Hampshire – the first Rapid Charger for Rushmoor Borough Council.
The charger is directly connected to ChargePoint Services’, GeniePoint Network, which already has 20 Rapid and Fast chargers available for public use across Hampshire.
It can be accessed by drivers either by mobile web app, or RFID card, and provides 50kW charging for both AC & DC vehicles, capable of recharging an electric vehicle in just 20-40 minutes.
The state-of-the-art tri-connector Rapid Charger is in the Queensmead Car Park in the very centre of Farnborough next to the Kingsmead Shopping Mall and Queensmead pedestrian shopping centres.
ChargePoint Services MD Alex Bamberg said: “We are delighted to support Rushmoor Borough Council and their efforts to reduce pollution and support the change to cleaner transportation.
“The installation of the first rapid charger is significant in their commitment to provide a new critical service to drivers making the change to electric vehicles, and we are pleased to welcome them to the GeniePoint Network.”
The charger is extremely accessible being situated just off the A325, a main link road between Camberley, Farnborough and Aldershot and just minutes from the many shops, restaurants and leisure facilities of Farnborough.
Les Murrell, energy & environment manager for Rushmoor Borough Council, said: “This is an excellent facility for electric vehicle drivers in the Rushmoor area.
“Not only are we encouraging drivers to use cleaner, greener forms of transportation, but equally supporting retailers in our high streets, by providing an easy and convenient place to stop and charge while shopping or enjoying the many cafes and restaurants in the area.”