Bristol City Council is introducing 24 new charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill. Some of them are on-street parking spaces and others will be off-street.
In a joint effort between the REPLICATE project and Go Ultra Low West, 24 charging points have been installed in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill to promote the use of electric vehicles and sustainable transport. 11 charging bays have already been set up at existing Co-Wheels car club parking spaces. The location of the rest of the charging points is being decided and installation is due this summer.
Monitoring the charging points
Although not all charging points have been installed, we are already collecting data from the ones that are up and running. The charging units are connected to the Smart City Platform, where live data is sent and historic data is saved for monitoring purposes. We gather information such as when an EV is plugged in, when it is unplugged and how fast it is charging. You can access some of this data on Bristol’s Open Data platform.
Where the charging points are
See the map below to find out where the charging bays are located. Most of the units with the exception of Engine Shed (point 6) are 22kW AC fast chargers.
*Note that there are two charging spaces at Brunswick Square, this is why there are only 10 locations on the map for 11 charging points.
Opportunities to get involved
Join the Co-wheels car club and take one of the 11 electric vehicles (EVs) that use these new charging points out for a spin. Anyone can sign up to Co-wheels and use them. In fact, if you live in Bristol, you can sign up for just £1. There are no monthly fees and you also get £25 credit! Click here to find out more.
A charging bay is a parking space that has access to an EV charging unit.
You can find out what Co-wheels’ hybrid and electric vehicles are available and where they are parked on the Co-wheels location map.
Go Ultra Low is a joint Government and car industry campaign. Their aim is to provide all the facts and answers people are looking for to make an informed decision about switching to an electric vehicle.
The campaign is supported by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) and the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. From 2019 the Go Ultra low campaign is also supported by energy providers and charge point manufacturers. Their members include; Audi, Citroen, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, smart, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen.