Electric car charger unveiled

From left to right: Cllr Jay Kramer, Terry Brightmore, commercial director of Elektromotive, Bruce Cadwill, from Motorhaven, and Cllr Phil Scott at the new recharging post
From left to right: Cllr Jay Kramer, Terry Brightmore, commercial director of Elektromotive, Bruce Cadwill, from Motorhaven, and Cllr Phil Scott at the new recharging post

DRIVERS of environmentally friendly electric cars now have a place to charge their vehicles.

An electric vehicle (EV) recharging post has been installed on Hastings seafront in Pelham Parade car park.

The EV post has been part-funded by Sussex Air Quality Partnership and will be part of the Sussex-wide EV network which will eventually be a network for the whole of southern England.

It has been set up by Hastings Borough Council in partnership with Elektromotive

Cllr Phil Scott, the council’s lead member for environment and highways, said: “We are very pleased to have this EV post here in Hastings, the first in East Sussex. The aim of the scheme is to provide charging points that can provide owners of electric cars ample charging points across the country.”

The decision on how the system will fully operate, for example, whether the system will be a membership system or pay-as-you-go or linkages with other charging point providers is yet to be confirmed with other partners within East and West Sussex and the system providers.

To find out more about air quality visit www.sussex-air.net.