Wareham Town Council and Dorset Council have announced their enthusiasm for the newly operational electric vehicle charger at Howards Lane Car Park in Wareham. This contactless charging point enables users to easily plug in and charge their electric vehicles by simply tapping their payment card. The installation of this charger is part of Dorset Council’s ongoing efforts to expand the electric vehicle charge point network.
The 50kW charger offers rapid charging capabilities, allowing drivers to recharge their vehicle’s battery to 80 percent capacity within 20 minutes to an hour. The actual charging time may vary depending on the vehicle model and the initial battery level.
Councillor Ray Bryan, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways and Travel, expressed his satisfaction with the completion of the project: “The introduction of this rapid charger in Wareham is a remarkable achievement. Identifying suitable locations for charge points in this historically significant walled town was a considerable challenge. However, it is essential that we continue to enhance our vehicle charging infrastructure across the county.”
This successful collaboration between Dorset Council, Joju, Mer, and the town council highlights the commitment to supporting electric vehicle owners and reducing carbon emissions. The addition of the new charger demonstrates a forward-thinking approach that will benefit both local residents and visitors.
Overall, the introduction of this electric vehicle charger in Wareham is a significant step towards facilitating the adoption of electric vehicles and reinforcing the charging infrastructure within the community.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How does the contactless charging point work?
The contactless charging point allows electric vehicle owners to simply tap their payment card to initiate the charging process.
2. How fast can the charger replenish a battery?
The 50kW charger can recharge a vehicle’s battery to 80 percent capacity within 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the initial battery level and the car model.
3. Who was involved in the installation of the charger?
The installation of the electric vehicle charger was a collaborative effort involving Dorset Council, Joju, Mer, and Wareham Town Council.
4. What is the aim behind expanding the electric vehicle charging infrastructure?
Expanding the electric vehicle charging infrastructure is vital for supporting electric vehicle owners and reducing carbon emissions in the county. It aims to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and facilitate their charging needs.