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Plans for EV charging hub at Corby Retail Park approved
Leading Charge Point Network Operator evyve who were recently voted as “Zap Map’s up and coming charge point network 2024” have been given the green light for the development of 10 Ultra Rapid charging bays at Corby Retail Park, Phoenix Park Way, a retail park owned and operated by Peel Retail Parks.
EV drivers visiting Corby Retail Park will benefit from extra wide and accessible bays with state-of-the-art 150kW electric vehicle chargers capable of recharging most vehicles in under 30 minutes. The site chargers will accept all payment methods including contactless credit/debit cards and third-party roaming partners including Allstar, Octopus and Zap-Pay to name a few.
Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets, said:
“We are very supportive of any plans to help develop the electric vehicle charging network in North Northamptonshire and welcome this addition by evyve in Corby.
“With the number of electric vehicle users growing, it is important that we look to the future and how the infrastructure needs to adapt to keep up with demand.
“We have recently consulted on our draft electric vehicle infrastructure strategy and this formed part of a bid to government for funding to help improve our network, primarily off-street.”
The decision to introduce EV car parking spaces at Corby Retail Park is part of a broader initiative to embrace environmentally friendly practices. With electric vehicles becoming increasingly popular, these dedicated parking spaces will provide a convenient charging solution for EV owners while they shop or visit the retail park.
James Moat, evyve’s CEO, said:
“We’re thrilled to announce the latest evyve EV charging hub to be granted planning permission as we continue to expand our network and remain on track to energise 2,000 much needed high powered charging stations by 2025 to support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.”