Elektromotive, which is Europe’s leading EV infrastructure provider, is expected to supply the first 200 of its Elektrobay recharging posts to the regional development agency One North East during August.
The company’s simple-to-operate Elektrobay was first introduced in Westminster, London in 2006, and currently more than 135 units are installed across the UK capital. A further 165 Elektrobays operate in cities and shopping centres around Britain, including 40 that have already been installed in North East England.
Elektromotive was selected as one of the North East’s preferred suppliers thanks to the Elektrobay’s future-proof technical platform – providing, for example, the option of remote billing and fast charging – and its stylish, compact design.
Dozens of businesses and organisations have already signed up to the Plugged-In Places scheme in the North East, and the new posts will be installed soon at locations from Berwick to Teesside, including the Angel of the North, Gateshead; Claremont Road, Newcastle; Belmont Park & Ride, Durham; Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland; Park Lane Interchange, Sunderland; Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside; Souter Lighthouse, South Tyneside; Hartlepool Transport Interchange and Teesside University, Middlesbrough.
The fund which offers North East companies and organisations match-funding for charging points remains open – effectively enabling them to buy and install charging points for half the standard cost (around £2,500 instead of around £5,000), plus connection costs.
The Elektrobay EV recharging station is compatible with all pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, and can be specifically adapted to suit the requirements of the installation site and the user.