New speedy charger as electric car demand accelerates in Surrey

As the owner of an all electric car (and yes it does meet our driving needs) this is another step forward. Happy to discuss electric vehicles here if anyone is interested….Roger

Surrey News

Surrey deputy leader Peter Martin at BMW dealership Vines of Guildford with the new speedy charger. Click image to download

County council deputy Leader Peter Martin unveiled a new speedy charging point as it was revealed that Surrey has more electric vehicles than almost every county in the country.

It has been installed at BMW dealership Vines of Guildford and means vehicles can recharge in less than 30 minutes instead of between three and eight hours normally needed for top ups.

The news came as electric car maker Tesla opened a European factory last weekend ahead of today’s planned launch of a new model.

Adding the latest publicly accessible rapid charger brings the total in Surrey to five as part of the council’s aim of promoting green travel schemes through the Travel SMART initiative*.

There were 682 ‘plug-in’ vehicles registered in Surrey in March this year compared to 248 a year…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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