The UK is committed to having one of the best affordable, reliable, accessible and secure infrastructure networks for EV drivers, so I am very pleased Brentwood Borough Council has joined forces with Osprey Charging Network to launch a series of Electric Vehicle chargers at the Town Hall in Ingrave Road.
The new 50kW rapid chargepoint is open to the public 24/7 every day of the year. Separately three new overnight chargepoints have been installed at the South Car Park for the Council’s own electric vehicles. Further chargers will be rolled out over the year.
Brentwood Borough Council Leader, Cllr Chris Hossack said; “In 2020 the Government announced that the ban of the sale petrol and diesel vehicles would be brought forward to 2030, and as a result there will be thousands of EVs purchased every year. Whilst around 50% of drivers will be able to charge at home, those drivers in rented accommodation or flats and apartments will be seeking reliable and rapid public chargers to refuel their vehicles. In addition, as the many commercial fleets in the Brentwood area turn to electric, they too will be looking for stop-off charging points on their routes. So it is vital that Brentwood is ahead of the game in offering this facility to residents. Over its lifetime the single chargepoint alone will enable removal of over 1.75 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere that’s the equivalent to planting over 10,000 trees in the borough.”