University offers Worcester's first charging points
Administered by the Malvern-based Central Technology Belt and Cenex, the project aims to give the region a supporting infrastructure for electric vehicle owners. The University’s two points are the first in Worcester.
Katy Boom, director of environmental sustainability at the University, commented: ‘The posts have two types of socket; a standard 3-pin socket along with a Mennekes socket. Few electric vehicles currently have the Mennekes plug, but it is to become the new standard by the end of 2012. It will be possible to retrofit another Mennekes socket at a later date.
‘To fully charge a battery from empty takes around eight hours. As we already charge for parking we are not going to charge any extra for the use of the electricity, which at most would be £1.’