Mid Devon council to introduce rapid electric vehicle charge points

Mid Devon District Council has made a deal with InstaVolt to install rapid electric vehicle charge points across the region.

The installation will give drivers the ability to charge their vehicles up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes, and will be available to anyone on a pay-as-you go basis.

This is part of a series of measures by the council to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in the area.

Charge points will be installed in Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton, and the surrounding areas will be “geared up for use by both domestic and commercial vehicles”.

In addition, they will be linked to the electric vehicle website ZapMap, so they can be located by visitors as well as locals to Mid Devon.

The council will also receive a financial boost from the installation of the chargers, as well as an income from InstaVolt for the next 30 years.

Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “Mid Devon District Council is pioneering in its use of green technologies and we’re delighted to help them take this even further with the installation of rapid electric vehicle charging points.

“The use of electric vehicles is set to increase dramatically over the coming years and thanks to the council’s forward-thinking attitude, residents and visitors to Mid Devon can rest assured that they’ll be able to charge up quickly and easily if they adopt these eco-friendly vehicles.”

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