Bristol City Council adds 18 public charging points
The new Source Bristol network uses points supplied by manufacturer Chargemaster, and creates 36 electric vehicle parking bays across the city. Drivers will pay normal car parking charges, but are offered free access to the network provided they sign up to provide details of their usage four times per year.
Source Bristol operates on the same standards as the existing Source London and Source Southwest schemes, and offers members access to all three networks.
Cllr Guy Poultney, Cabinet member for communities, said: ‘As part of our bid to become European Green Capital, we are committed to boosting the number of low carbon transport options in the city.
‘This is the first step in providing infrastructure to make electric vehicle use a genuine option for commuters, visitors and residents. We know there is a growing demand for alternative forms of transport, which are so much better for our environment as well as saving money on soaring petrol costs, and we hope the launch of this network will make it easier for people in Bristol.’