More new electric vehicle points
Hatton is the latest town in South Derbyshire to benefit from the installation of 8 new electric vehicle ‘fast’ charging points in a public car park run by South Derbyshire District Council.
The charge points in the Station Road car park supports the Government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy to encourage the move to electric vehicles and to reduce vehicle emissions by providing charge-points near to residential housing where people may not have access to ‘off-street charging’.
These charging points are operated as part of the electric vehicle charging network, which aims to make a charging system accessible to all residents across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
The District Council now offers the following charging points…
- Two Rapid Charge – where a battery can be charged in 20 – 60 minutes, are located at the Council’s Bus Station car park, DE11 0AH.
- 8 Fast Charge where a battery can be charged in 4 – 6 hours, at
- Rink Drive, DE11 8JL
- Arnold Close, DE11 9HF
- High Street, Hilton, DE65 5GG
- Station Road, Hatton DE65 5DW
- Melbourne Assembly Rooms, DE73 8GF (still being commissioned)
Local residents are being provided with an additional reason to switch to electric as they can apply for a discount card at http://www.chargeyourcar.org.uk/d2n2/ There is a £20 yearly fee for the card, however, this provides access to a reduced tariff which currently saves 10p per kWh charge.
Provision of the new charging points is the latest initiative in South Derbyshire District Council’s bid to become carbon-neutral by 2030, having declared a Climate Emergency in 2019.
3 November 2022