Electric car charge-up points installed in Broughton Astley

Published Tuesday 19 February 2019

New charge-up points for electric vehicles have been introduced in Broughton Astley.

Harborough District Council has installed the electric charge-up point, with associated bays, in the Orchard Road car park. The charging point can charge up two vehicles simultaneously.

Electric Charge points

This follows the introduction, in January 2019, of electric car charging points at the Council-owned Commons car park in Market Harborough, and at Council-owned Harborough Innovation Centre last year.

Further electric points are set to be installed in Station Road car park in Lutterworth and School Road car park in Kibworth Beauchamp over the coming weeks.

Cllr Jonathan Bateman, the council’s portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services, said: “We are continuing to introduce more electric charging points across the district following requests from the public. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular as a greener way to travel and we are responding to this by installing them in our own car parks.”

It costs just 20p per kwh to charge vehicles – paid for via the Podpoint app which can be downloaded on mobile devices. There is a maximum stay in the electric charge point bays of three hours. The app also provides details of other locations of charging points across the country. 

Cllr Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “As part of our commitment to addressing environmental issues in our district we continue to provide further electric vehicle charge points and I am pleased that people in Broughton Astley can now charge their electric vehicles here.”

Pictured: Cllr Jonathan Bateman and Cllr Neil Bannister with the new electric vehicle charge point in Broughton Astley