New Electric Vehicle Chargepoints launched at the Dog Inn, Belthorn!
Residents of Belthorn who are considering switching to an electric vehicle now have the option to charge up at Lancashire’s first community pub, The Dog Inn, thanks to two new fast-charging points installed by Charge my Street, a Lancaster based social enterprise. The chargepoints were officially set launched on Thursday by Daniel Heery, Director of Charge My Street and Yvonne Brown, Board Member of The Dog Inn. The chargepoints are aimed at local people without home charging points and visitors who want to charge up during their stay in Belthorn.
Yvonne Brown said, Community Association President, said “I suggested the site through the Charge My Street website as the residents of Belthorn have a lack of off-street parking so they have nowhere to charge their prospective EV.”
“I suggested our community village pub as I wanted to encourage more sustainable customers to the village and the pub.”
“As the pub is community lead, this tied in well as Charge My Street are also a community benefit society, it is our way of giving something back to the community, now the chargepoints are installed the community can use them.”
Daniel Heery, Director of Charge my Street said “There are now two charge points within 5 minutes walk of many of the terraced houses in Belthorne now, so it’s easier than ever to make the switch to an electric car.”
“It’s been fantastic to work with The Dog Inn Pub for this installation. They have shown a real desire to do something for their community and that’s been obvious throughout.
“So many of the large charging companies have been focused on installing chargepoints at motorway service stations or in larger towns and cities. This completely neglects those of us who live in villages or in terraced housing who just want somewhere to park their electric vehicle to charge overnight.
The more chargepoints like these we get installed in communities like this, the more people will be able to switch to an EV from their petrol/diesel car, cutting carbon emissions and saving themselves money.”
Local residents can charge up their vehicles on a pay as you go basis or on a monthly energy package from £20/month. More details can be found on the Charge My Street website.
In 2030, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned and people will need to use alternative transport instead. For many who live in rural communities, a car is the only viable option for commuting so a robust charging infrastructure is a vital part of Tynedale’s future.
Anyone wishing to suggest another site that would be a good host for a chargepoint should go to www.chargemystreet.co.uk/host.
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