New recharging points in Hastings for electric cars

A NEW recharging post with two charging points for an electric vehicle (EV) has been installed on Hastings seafront.

Hastings Borough Council in partnership with Elektromotive, the UK’s leading provider of EV recharging posts, are offering free charging to users in Pelham Parade car park on the seafront.

Part-funded by Sussex Air Quality Partnership to promote low emissions and better air quality in Hastings, the EV post will be part of the Sussex wide EV network which will eventually be a network for the whole of Southern England.

Cllr Peter Chowney, the council’s lead member for regeneration, said: “The use of electric cars is on the increase. Sales in the first three months of this year are double those sold in the first three months of last year. We want to actively encourage the use of EVs in the town and so are very pleased to have these charging points in such an accessible location. And, in due course we intend to install more. EV owners can now charge their cars for free in the designated bays, although to park, charges will apply.”

The aim of the scheme is to provide ample charging points across the country to owners of electric cars.