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Northants can now charge a single electric car from empty to full in around three hours.

Written by on November 6, 2021

Article by Eric Sandor.

Current EV chargers located on Victoria Promenade                      Photo: Eric Sandor

The seven sites in Northampton which have been approved, are:

  • Oakwood Rd
  • Upper Thrift Street
  • Ardington Road
  • Semilong Road
  • Barry Road
  • St. James’ Park Road
  • Vicarage Road

Two charging points will be installed at each site, each serving up to four vehicles at a time.

Work has started, with all sites set to go ‘live’ by the end of November. Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders will be used to suspend parking while the groundwork and installation takes place.

Electric Vehicle Home Charging Point

The Council believes Northampton is considered an ideal place for this activity because of the large number for terraced streets and other types of homes without off-road parking.

St. Michael`s Avenue                                         Photo © John Sutton (cc-by-sa/2.0)

This year so far there have been more than 600,000 plug-in vehicles with nearly 300,000 battery electric vehicles  (BEVs) and 300,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) registered according to the The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The number of charging points has therefore massively increased from short over 11.000 in 2018 to over 20.000 in 2021.


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