AN ELECTRIC vehicle charging has been installed for commuters in North Warwickshire at Coleshill Parkway train station.
Electric car owners can charge their vehicles for free in one of the train station’s two charging bays, thanks to funding from Warwickshire County Council and Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies.
The installation of the electric vehicle charging point was achieved in partnership with station operator, London Midland, Chargemaster, which provides electric charging solutions, and project management from John Laing plc.
The rapid charging point at Coleshill Parkway can supply an electric vehicle with 80 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. There are currently around 40 electric vehicle charge points around Warwickshire, paving the way for a substantial rise in low carbon travel, with estimates suggesting that there will be 1.7 million electric vehicles on the road in the UK by 2020. » Read the rest of this entry «