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New project will raise investment to install 280 EV charge points

EZ-Charge is raising finance to install 280 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in public car parks across Oxfordshire. 

By partnering with Oxfordshire County Council and the University of Oxford, EZ-Charge is looking to develop its Park & Charge project. 

Infrastructure works will begin on November 1st 2021 with all charge points live by the end of February 2022. 

By raising finance through Ethex, EZ-Charge is aiming to raise £1.2m.

The money will be used to: 

  • Develop the Oxfordshire Park & Charge project in local authority car parks, facilitating over 2,800 EVs from year 1. 
  • Accelerate the adoption of EVs 
  • Share their expertise and technology 
  • Continue to develop state of the art charging technology, creating jobs and economic benefits for Oxfordshire. 

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Lisa Ashford, CEO of Ethex said: ‘In the build-up to COP26 the focus on meeting climate targets is stronger than ever. Part of meeting those targets in the UK is undoubtedly a shift away from vehicles powered by fossil fuels. But for that to be a realistic goal it has to be made easier to charge said vehicles. We’re proud to be supporting EZ-Charge as they set about tackling this challenge.’

Phil Shadbolt OBE, chairman and CEO, EZ-Charge: ‘Finding innovative ways of tackling the number of EV charging points accessible to the general public is going to be a key challenge for enabling the spread of EVs in the UK.

‘We believe that our project, in partnership with Oxfordshire Council and Oxford University, could prove to be an easily transferable infrastructure plan for the rest of the UK.’

Photo by Michael Marais

 

 

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David Dickie
David Dickie
2 years ago

Coming to henley on Thames?

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