Electric vehicle charging points are coming to Bolsover thanks to funding secured by us and the Energy Savings Trust.
We have been given £27,830 by the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) to install four charge points at Middle Street car park.
Work by BP Pulse is due to start week commencing Monday 22 February with an expected finish date in April.
Cabinet Member for Carbon Reduction Efficiencies, Councillor Nick Clarke said, “This is a great step forward for our carbon reduction plans. We want to do all we can to support the increasing uptake of electric vehicles and help our residents and visitors to travel around the District in an environmentally friendly way.
“This method of charging will support our environment and help to reduce carbon and nitrogen dioxide impacts from vehicles in our district, providing cleaner air and improving the quality of residents’ lives.”
OZEV has announced more funding will be available over the next 12-months and the Council is looking at further opportunities to secure residential electric vehicle charge points on more sites in the District as part of this grant funding.
The charge points are compatible with Pulse’s App (Polar Instant) which can be downloaded for free directly from Apple and Google websites and allows top-up on an ad-hoc basis.
This is a pay as you go service and gives users the ability to access the Polar network without subscription or membership requirements. Once downloaded, the user would top up the app with credit which would then allow them to start and stop a charge via the app. Payment is taken from the driver’s credit or debit card which they register on the App.