Electric car charger launched in Rutland
The first fast electric car charger has been launched in Rutland for the convenience of both visitors and residents.
A 22kw charger, close to Rutland Water, was unveiled at The Noel at Whitwell by Rutland County Councillors Adam Lowe (Ind) and June Fox (Con).
The Alfa Power charger has just over three times the capacity of other local chargers and can also charge two cars simultaneously.
Alex Hinchcliffe, managing director at Alfa Power, said: “We are very encouraged by how receptive the community in Rutland has been in adopting the concept of electrification and e-mobility and going green as a community.
“The Noel is an ideal location for electric vehicle charging based on the extensive range of activities accessible locally.
“There are a number of installations in the pipeline for this environmentally conscious community to take advantage of.
“We are delighted to support the growth and help develop the awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles in this community by providing infrastructure of an appropriate capability to support the
New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2040 and the fast charger has been installed as part of a government strategy to reduce emissions, and introduce Clean Air Zones throughout the country
The charger is the first of many planned for installation throughout the region.