Twenty new kerbside electric vehicle charging points will go live across Buckinghamshire on Friday 12 July, with 9 of them being in Marlow.
This has arisen thanks to a successful Bucks County Council funding bid to the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles, and follows a six-month trial in Marlow last year with a charging point on the Causeway. The charging points have been supplied by Char.gy who provide residential electric vehicle charging for people without off-street parking.
Locations of new charging points in Marlow
- Marefield Road
- Foxes Piece
- Station Rise
- The Causeway
- Oxford Road
- Station Road
Possibility of wireless charging in the future..
Over the coming two years, Buckinghamshire will be part of a Government-funded pilot to trial innovative ‘wireless’ charging for electric cars, it has also been announced
This will involve a trial of road-mounted induction charging points, which would do away with connection cables. Kerbside induction ‘mats’, flush with the road surface, will be installed at locations yet to be decided to test ‘wireless’ charging with specially adapted electric cars.
Bucks keen to take a lead
Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, said Buckinghamshire needed to lead in making it easier for owners of electric cars to charge their vehicles on the street, particularly those with no access to a driveway or garage.
“These innovative projects move us forward a huge step in encouraging electric car use in Buckinghamshire,” said Mark. “We’re beginning to break the chicken and egg argument that says society can’t expect more electric car users until there are more charging points, and we can’t afford to provide more charging points until there are more electric cars on the road.”