Huntingdonshire District Council has completed the rollout of electric charging points across the district. The charging stations located in St Neots, St Ives and Huntingdon are made up of a mixture of 3kw and 7kw charging points with dedicated bay marking for each location due for completion in the next couple of weeks.
In 2020, a survey of 400 residents said that one of the main barriers to purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) was the availability of charging points. Since the first charging points were installed in April 2021, they have provided a total of over 1,100kWh of energy. It is estimated that an EV car travels between 2.8 and 3.5 miles on each kWh, meaning that over 3,200 miles of cleaner travel have been enabled since the electric points have been operational.
Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment, Cllr Marge Beuttell said "Huntingdonshire District Council aims to support the growth of electric vehicle infrastructure, and create sustainable, future-fit towns in the district. There are many benefits to owning an electric car, they are cleaner, greener and better for the environment."
With the installation of the charging points complete across the district, The council will continue to evaluate the usage of them to inform future works, alongside further public consultation. The electricity will cost customers 29p per kWh, less than 10p a mile and have been installed in the following locations:
- Tebbutts Road 1x Twin 7kW Charge Point
- Tan Yard 1x Twin 7kW Charge Point
- Riverside 1x Twin 7kW Charge Point
- Priory Lane West 1x Twin 3kW Charge Point
- Brook Street 1x Twin 3kW Charge Point
- Cattle Market 1x Twin 7kW Charge Point
- Darwoods Pond 1x Twin 7kW Charge Point
- Globe Place 1x Twin 3kW Charge Point (Location A)
- Princes Street 1x Twin 3kW Charge Point
- Multi-Storey 4x Solo 7kW Charge Points with Array
- Mill Common 1x Twin 3kW Charge Point
- Great Northern Street 1x Twin 3kW Charge Point