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Free EV charging at Cenex LCV2012 event

Standard and rapid chargers, the latter offering 80% charge within 30 minutes, will be installed at the end of Millbrook’s mile straight, allowing attendees to drive to the event on electricity, leave their car to charge, and drive home with a full battery at the end of the day.

David Martell, chief executive of Chargemaster (pictured), which has installed points at 40 UK towns and cities under its POLAR brand, said: ‘Charging your EV while visiting an event such as Cenexs LCV2012 is exactly how we envisage the use of charging infrastructure in the future.’

Source East has a network of 200 charging points across the East of England. Keith Bevis, managing director of Evalu8, which runs the scheme, said: ‘ We are pleased to welcome EV drivers to LCV2012 in our region and are delighted that with this strong partnership with Chargemaster visitors will be able to arrive in their EVs having confidence that they can re-charge before returning home.

‘Complimentary Source East membership will be given to every driver booked to use these visitors charging facilities. This will give them access to other charging points around the East of England.’

CenexLCV2012 is held in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Technology Strategy Board, UK Trade and Investment, the SMMT, Automotive Council and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Representatives from 750 companies, including manufacturers, infrastructure providers and fleet operators, are expected to attend.

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