New EV charging points for Brighton
November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
New public EV charging points opened this week here in Brighton; the latest pair are on the seafront at Madeira Drive, by the pier, Sea Life Centre and Brighton Wheel. This brings the total up to 8 (in four locations). Brighton Council says that there are now 22 registered users of the facilities – and interestingly, the majority of them live outside the city, showing that electric commuting is becoming a reality. More than half have registered a new vehicle, too. The council is about to send out a survey to these users to get feedback on why they’ve opted to buy and run an EV. This ties in nicely with the other recent announcement (in this briefing) of an all-electric car club/car-share scheme in the city, and today’s launch of the Eco Technology Show (15th/16th June next year at the Amex Stadium).
- And in other odds-and-ends news for the week: San Francisco is aiming to become the EV capital of the US. It’s pulled together $5million-worth of funding to form the Bay Area EV Strategic Council, to develop infrastructure, etc (Green Car Congress).
- Rolls-Royce is taking the 102 EX (experimental electric Phantom) on a world tour, and it’s currently in the US in advance of an appearance at the LA Auto Show. Green Car Reports had a go in it.