The UK’s fastest public rapid charge point available to all electric vehicle (EV) car drivers has been installed in Brighouse
Charge point operator Alfa Power completed the work at Crown Service Station, Brighouse.
Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker attended the event to highlight the Government’s strategy in reducing hazardous emissions and providing cleaner air zones.
Commenting on the opening of the charger, Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association said: “It’s excellent to see this publicly accessible rapid charging infrastructure opening in the UK, hot on the heels of the Government’s successful Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit.
"We support the Government’s aim of being a global leader in EVs and other low-carbon transport technologies and the development of a reliable and accessible charging infrastructure network is central to that. Home and workplace charging will play their role but we cannot forget that strategic rapid charging infrastructure is crucial in giving the public confidence that they can quickly fuel up when it’s needed most.”
The new charging point is capable not only of quick 60kW charging but also simultaneously charging up to four vehicles via both (CCS and CHAdeMO) connectors.
Alfa Power plan to continually upgrade their charging points to meet the growing demand of the UK’s EV market, with next steps set to include the installation of 100kW chargers strategically positioned between major cities across the UK.