Stamford to get first charging points
The project is the result of a partnership between the Stamford Chamber of Trade, New College Stamford and two local hotels, with the businesses each installing a point in their car parks. A smart fortwo is on loan to the college’s Vehicle Maintenance and Repair section from Cenex, giving students the chance to see its electric powertrain in detail.
Tim Lee, Chamber President and also a Governor of New College Stamford, said: ‘Between Cambridge and Lincoln there are currently no charge points for electric vehicles. We aim to change that and at the same time to encourage visitors to our town. An electric vehicle takes between 2-8 hours to charge, so plenty of opportunity for their drivers to spend time and money in our town!’
‘We hope that South Kesteven District Council will consider putting a charge point in one of our public car parks, or if they are reluctant, perhaps our own Town Council could throw their weight behind our initiative.’