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New rapid EV hub in Somerset

A new electric vehicle (EV) hub will provide drivers with rapid and accessible charging.

Working in partnership with North Somerset Council, Yunex Traffic has installed two 50kW rapid charging units serving four parking bays.

Situated close to Portishead Marina in Somerset, the hub is part of four that are being delivered across the region.

The chargers will form part of Revive, the dedicated charging network for the West of England. 

The rapid chargers will typically enable drivers to charge their vehicles within 30-60 minutes. 

Cllr Bridget Petty, North Somerset Council’s executive member for climate emergency and engagement, said: ‘The new rapid charging hub near Portishead Marina, along with the growing Revive network, is a positive move towards our vision of a greener transport system which is kinder to the environment.

‘The project also serves as a demonstration hub, showing us the ‘art of the possible’. We hope it will get the young minds of today questioning where their energy is coming from.’

Wilke Reints, managing director of intelligent traffic systems for Siemens Mobility Limited, added: ‘As the ownership of electric vehicles rapidly increases, the chargers at Portishead and across the Revive network are providing EV drivers with much needed charging facilities.

‘The rapid chargers are well suited to drivers who are ‘on-the-go’, helping address the issue of charging time, which is one of the key barriers we’re seeing when it comes to transitioning to an electric vehicle.

‘The hub has a familiar look and feel for drivers, with a similar layout to existing fuel stations, but with a fresher, more modern and sustainable feel.

‘Our team provided full design, consultation, supply, installation, commissioning and support to North Somerset Council and are proudly working on a range of EV infrastructure projects in towns and cities across the UK, adding to more than 400 rapid charging units that we have already supplied.’

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