New installation of a Electric Vehicle Charging point in Porlock
With more electric charging points being installed across West Somerset. Porlock are proud to announce the installation of a new EV point at the Central Car Park
This new 22kw fast charging point will be one of a number of points being installed in Minehead, Taunton, Watchet and Williton in the local area.
The government grants administered by the Energy Savings Trust on behalf of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, was awarded as part of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme available to local authorities.
The installations are to increase the availability of plug in charging for residents and visitors without access to off-street parking. The idea being that those without off-street parking are no longer constrained by the transition to zero-emission vehicles.
With the installation of this EV charging point it should help local businesses by enabling Electric Vehicle owners to top-up their vehicles whilst the shop locally.
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Below are some frequently asked questions
What is an EV Charging point?
At its most basic, an EV charger pulls an electrical current from either a 240v outlet or the grid it's hardwired to and delivers that electricity to the vehicle, just like any other appliance or device you charge by plugging into the wall.
Are electric car charging points free?
SWT are planning to install electric vehicle charge points in many of the car parks identified in the Countywide Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy.
Users will be able to locate the charge points through easily accessible apps. Payments will be made using a no subscription, pay-as-you-go system. The installation will start during the spring/summer of 2021.