The Charge your Car network

All about North East England's dedicated electric vehicle charging network

By on March 26, 2012 1:06 PM

Charge your Car (CYC) is North East England’s project to install a full Electric Vehicle Charging network to allow electric car users to drive with confidence.

The project, which is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and other regional partners, is aiming to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging points in the region. OLEV chose North East to be one of the first three regions to trial installation of charging points mainly and thanks to a hard working team, this is now the most connected EV region in the whole of the UK.

Charge your Car is about more than just installing charge points – the organisation also provides a driver’s website and membership scheme to enable EV drivers to access the network for free.

One of the most important aims of the Charge your Car project is to instil confidence in the EV market and to encourage electric vehicle uptake. It’s still early days and the feeling is that when drivers see charging points in public places, EV ownership will naturally become more attractive.

The project is also trialling different charging standards and technologies, which should help the region and the wider UK to better understand how EV drivers prefer to charge and the impact this will have on infrastructure and the grid.

Charging points

Charge your Car has recently installed its 300th charging point and the network is well on the way to becoming the most comprehensive in the UK.

Charge your Car project manager Josey Wardle, said: “With 300 charging points being installed and many more in the pipeline, this region is fully geared up for electric vehicles and drivers are now able to travel freely and easily right across the North East, safe in the knowledge that they are never too far away from a charging post.”

To view the full map of charging points, click here.

Learn more about how to use the North East England Charge your Car network – Become a member

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