Plans for 30 electric vehicle charging points in car parks across East Devon

Plans to install 30 rapid electric vehicle charging points at car parks across East Devon are set to be discussed by district councillors.

Sites in Exmouth, Lympstone, Sidmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Axminster, Colyton, Seaton and Ottery St Mary are being considered for the project.

The Innovate UK-funded Exeter Rapid Charging Project scheme has already won the support of the authority’s cabinet.

Proposals will now be discussed at a full meeting of East Devon District Council (EDDC) on April 21.

The aim is to have them all installed and operational by this summer…

An EDDC spokesperson said: “If given the go-ahead, drivers will be able to use the rapid charging points, which will be run by Gamma Energy, at a cost of 30p/KWh.

“Local residents will also be given a ten per cent discount when they register with an app. Drivers will also not have to pay for parking while charging their vehicles.

“This means 20KWh would cost around £6, providing approximately 50 miles.

“The aim is to have them all installed and operational by this summer.”

Sites currently under consideration for the project include:

  • Exmouth Imperial Road short-stay car park: Five chargers, serving ten charging bays;
  • Exmouth Town Hall short-stay car park: Two chargers, serving four bays;
  • Lympstone car park: Two chargers, serving four bays;
  • Sidmouth Ham West and/or Roxburgh short-stay car park: Four chargers, serving eight bays;
  • Honiton Lace Walk short-stay car park: Two chargers, serving four bays;
  • Honiton Blackdown House: Two chargers, serving four bays;
  • Budleigh Salterton Rolle Mews short-stay car park: One charger, serving two bays;
  • Beer Central car park: Two chargers, serving four bays;
  • Axminster West Street car park: Three chargers, serving six bays;
  • Colyton Dolphin Street car park: Two chargers, serving four bays;
  • Seaton Jurassic car park: Three chargers, serving six bays;
  • Ottery St Mary Canaan Way car park: Two chargers, serving four bays.

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