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New electric vehicle charging points in council car parks

Eastbourne Borough Council has installed public charging points for 18 electric vehicle bays in three car parks across the town.

Cllr Murray (right) and Tom Heagerty (left), of Connected Kerb

Cllr Murray (right) and Tom Heagerty (left), of Connected Kerb
The council signed a 15-year agreement with Connected Kerb, a leading UK electric vehicle infrastructure contractor, to provide and set up the charging points, as well as replace existing broken rapid charging units.  

The charging points are in car parks at Hyde Gardens, Redoubt and Devonshire Park - all of which are owned by Eastbourne Borough Council. 

Councillor Jim Murray, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said: "I am delighted that these points are in use, providing drivers with more public places to charge their electric vehicles in Eastbourne. These are the first of many charging points that we will be installing between now and 2030.

"With electric vehicles helping to decarbonise local transport and improve air quality, this is an important step towards our carbon net zero goal." 

Installation work has been taking place over the summer.

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: "Making EV charging hassle-free and affordable for everyone is central to making sure nobody is left behind in the switch to electric vehicles. Supporting Eastbourne residents with no access to off-street parking by providing reliable charging infrastructure will not only encourage greater EV uptake but also help improve the town's air quality."

Published on August 14, 2023.

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