Seven electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints supplied by 3ti, a UK installer and operator of solar car parks (SCPs), have opened to the public at Riverbridge House Business Centre, Leatherhead, Surrey.
The service was originally intended as a workplace charging option for Riverbridge House clients, with the chargepoints now being made available to the public and local residents, in order to boost the EV charging infrastructure of the Mole Valley area.
“This is a timely opportunity to support clients, local residents and visitors to the area with convenient, accessible and most importantly, reliable EV charging facilities,” said Tim Evans, 3ti’s founder and CEO.
“We have seen the demand for workplace EV charging for our own business and the 30-plus other businesses at Riverbridge House, increase dramatically over the past 12 months.
“This mirrors the growth of the electric vehicle market as a whole as drivers switch to cleaner, quieter, more economical and less polluting forms of transport.
“But we also know that around half of households in the UK can’t charge an EV at home, which makes the availability of reliable, reasonably priced charging facilities nearby, or at their workplace, a major factor when considering a switch from a petrol or diesel vehicle.
“Making the Riverbridge House charge points available to local residents and visitors to the area makes that decision easier for them.
“It is a short walk from Leatherhead town centre, so the ability to provide shoppers with a reliable ‘charge while you shop’ experience will also support local retail.”
From today [February 1 2023], Riverbridge House Business Centre clients, visitors and the general public will have access to the chargepoints, each of which offer up to 22kW of fast charging 24 hours a day, seven days a week on a pay-as-you-go basis.
What’s more, the chargepoints are designed to provide optimal charge for vehicles parked for two to four hours or longer. They were installed and will be managed by 3ti, which has an office onsite at Riverbridge House.