Nottingham’s tram network is stepping up its support for environmentally friendly transport with the installation of new rapid electric vehicle charge points at one of its busiest park and ride sites.
Work is already underway to convert 19 parking spaces into charging bays at Wilkinson Street and the work is expected to be completed on Saturday, November 16.
Rebekah Smith, NET Marketing Manager, commented: “The new charging points will bring Wilkinson Street into line with our other park and ride facilities that already offer this benefit to customers who drive electric vehicles.
“Offering our customers the opportunity to top up their vehicle batteries while they’re using the tram is the next step to making greener, cleaner journeys into and around Nottingham even easier and, thanks to our partnership with Robin Hood Energy, all our trams are already powered by renewable energy.”
The charge points are being funded through Nottingham City Council’s Go Ultra Low programme, which has installed more than 300 charge points in Nottingham and beyond.
“The work to install the charging points will mean that a small number of parking spaces at Wilkinson Street will be unavailable and we apologise for any inconvenience to customers,” Rebekah added.
More info on the Go Ultra Low programme is available at www.transportnottingham.com/goultralow