We have officially installed our first two electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in Cardiff city
Rydym wedi gosod ein dau orsaf wefru cyntaf yn ninas Caerdydd
The first site to be installed is located on Howard Place, with a further two sites to follow shortly after at Windsor Place and King Edward VII Avenue in Spring this year. The final two sites will follow at strategic locations across the busy city centre. Once complete by mid-2020, there will be 12 chargers across 6 sites, doubling the number of rapid chargers in the city.
Cardiff’s clean air strategy
Developing electric car infrastructure is a key focus of Cardiff Council’s recent Green Paper on transport and clean air, published in October. ‘Changing how we move around a growing city’ proposes a range of changes to improve the city and start a conversation with the people of Cardiff to shape the future direction of the city.
The Clean Air Strategy will adopt “smart city” approaches, beginning with new technology – such as Engenie’s chargers – and predictive software to support intelligent infrastructure management networks across the city to tackle air pollution.
In July 2019, Cardiff Council outlined its £1 billion transport vision, introducing measures to improve transport in the city including decarbonising the bus fleet, developing active travel zones and increasing cycle networks.
“We’re making EV charging a simple and easy process for visitors, businesses and residents of Cardiff by installing the most user-friendly rapid charging points available today. Our partnership with Cardiff council is supporting drivers making the switch to EVs as well as the council’s plan to improve air quality in the city”. – Patrick Sherriff, Property Director, Engenie
Recent work by Public Health Wales estimates that the equivalent of over 225 deaths each year – or 5% of all deaths – can be attributed to particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the Cardiff and Vale Health Board area, with thousands more suffering from long-term illnesses.
Over 90,000 commuters travel in and out of Cardiff each day and spend an average of four working days a year stuck in traffic during peak periods. The introduction of our EV network to Cardiff could have a significant impact on air pollution and remove up to two tonnes of harmful NO2 from the city centre.
We are covering all costs associated with installing and servicing the rapid charging points. Moreover, we will share profits with the council, allowing the city to hit climate targets, generate revenue and support its sustainable growth plan.
Furthermore, by modelling major road links in the city centre, the Council has also been able to predict when and where legal air quality limits will be breached if business, as usual, is continued. The partnership with Engenie will contribute to keeping these areas within recommended limits.
“By partnering with a progressive company like Engenie, which installs, manages and maintains the rapid chargers, we’re able to deliver essential EV infrastructure at no cost to the council. This influx of private investment into the city means we can continue to drive investment back into vital public services.” – Michael Michael, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, Cardiff Council.
We are Engenie
Our mission is simple: to provide rapid EV charging that is accessible, easy-to-use, require no membership or connection fee and operate with normal contactless payment. We provide fully funded and fully managed charging solutions for commercial landlords, local authorities, fleets and property developers.
Our commitment to the environment and the advancement of a low-carbon transport system and pollutant-free air. Which is why we guarantee that each charging point is powered using 100% renewable electricity.
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