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Electric car charging in Station Car Park

There are now two charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in the Station Car Park. It’s free to charge your car although you still need to pay for parking. These were installed by Wiltshire Council using Government money from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

These are fast charging points using Type 2 connectors. It typically takes up to 4 hours to completely recharge a battery from empty using these, although a shorter top-up may be all that’s needed.

The charging point locations have been uploaded to the OpenCharge map which most EV drivers use to plan their routes. This means they’re more likely to choose Bradford on Avon as a stop-off point during their journey.

Pictured are a Tesla Roadster and a Renault Zoe charging at the same time successfully.

4 Responses to "Electric car charging in Station Car Park"

  • Tom Oliva
    August 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm Reply

    It is rather disappointing that this is the only web page that search engines find that actually tells you what kind of charging point this is and also that it only has type 2 connectors. (Even the Wiltshire Council sponsored web site doesn’t tell you!) Surely as a community resource the needs of other EV users should have been addressed – i.e. mobility scooters and electric motorbikes (like mine). The extra £200 or so to install blue IEC 60309 connectors for this would have been money well spent….?

  • alan nelson
    April 8, 2014 - 4:38 pm Reply

    Do I need a special card or the like to use this point. I would like to charge my Nissan Leaf next time I visit Bradford.

    • Shay Parsons
      April 8, 2014 - 6:19 pm Reply

      No, the charging is free although you will still have to pay for parking. No card required!

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