District’s electric vehicle charging point roll out begins in Denmead

Winchester City Council has installed the first of 33 electric vehicle charging points in the district. The news comes as the council continues to move ahead with its ambitious target of being a carbon neutral district by 2030.

The first charging point, installed at Denmead, is a result of the plans laid out by the city council’s ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy’ which has identified several car parks across the district to have charging points installed, including; Alresford, Bishops Waltham, Harestock and Wickham (full list below). 

The council aims to complete the installation of the remaining points by Christmas, despite the impact of the tighter restrictions in response to COVID-19. Further work is being undertaken to roll out more charge points in future parking facilities and to serve residential areas which don’t have access to private off-road parking. An additional 'rapid charge' point will be installed close to Winchester Railway Station, due for completion in early 2021. 

The roll-out will be complemented by a pilot of on street charge point scheme that will be managed by Hampshire County Council. 

Lynda Murphy, Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, said:

“We’re delighted that the first of our electric vehicle charging points is now up and running in Denmead. This work supports our continued dedication to ‘green travel’ and puts Winchester district at the frontline of Hampshire’s electric vehicle infrastructure planning. We welcome, and actively encourage, those with electric vehicles to use the new facilities and help the district achieve its ambitious goal of being a carbon neutral district by 2030.”

 

Notes to editors: 

City/Town

Car Park

EVCP

Alresford

Railway 

2 fast 22KwH

Alresford

Perins

2 fast 22KwH

Bishops Waltham

Basingwell Street 

4 fast 22KwH

Denmead

Kidmore Lane

2 fast 22KwH

Harestock

Priors Dene Road

2 fast 22KwH

Wickham

Wickham Square

2 fast 22KwH

Wickham

Wickham Station

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Chesil

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Colebrook Street

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Friarsgate

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Worthy Lane

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Middle Brook Street

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

St Peters

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

The Brooks

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Tower Street

2 fast 22KwH

Winchester

Coach Park Worthy Lane

1 rapid 50KwH