Rapid electric vehicle charging points are being installed in Church Road car park, Fleet by Hart District Council in partnership with Engenie.
The charging points should take 30 minutes to deliver a full charge and people will be able to pay using their mobile phone or by debit or credit card payments.
Cllr Mike Morris, Cabinet Member for Town and Village Regeneration at Hart District Council, said: “This is a good opportunity for the Council and it brings new technology, and potentially new customers, to the businesses of Fleet. It’s great that people will be able to ‘top-up’ whilst they shop. It’s not only beneficial to the environment, but also another great improvement to boost our local economy.”
This is also part of a government scheme to increase the use of electric vehicles which should lead to reduced pollution and noise.
Cllr Steve Forster, Cabinet Member for Environmental and Technical Services said: “We have one of the fastest growing areas in terms of residents take up of pure Electric and hybrid Vehicles (EVs). These ultra-rapid chargers will encourage more EVs, attract visitors as well as providing a valuable resource for local residents. We will be organising a test drive event for plug in cars later this year so residents can try them out - with battery range between 100 and 300 miles, and a 20-30 minute charge capability (as well as running costs about 1/4 of a typical petrol or diesel car) they are becoming increasingly popular and we intend to install more EV chargers across Hart if these are a success.”
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