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Free EV charge point scheme gets underway

Date: 19 June 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

The first electric vehicle (EV) charge point from a scheme providing them for free in Milton Keynes has been installed. 

The MK Promise initiative allows residents to apply for a Chargemaster charging point to be installed free of charge by Milton Keynes Council if they do not have private off-street parking, such as their own driveway.

The first charge point has been installed for use by residents of Wavendon House, a Grade II* listed manor house that was an outpost of Bletchley Park during its Second World War code-breaking operations. 

Milton Keynes Council head of transport innovation Brian Matthews said: "We recognise that most EV owners want to charge at home, so helping people do this breaks down one of the key barriers to owning an EV.

"We are delighted that Wavendon House has become the first MK Promise met by Milton Keynes Council.

"We are expecting to deliver more of these over the coming months, with many requests already in the pipeline for delivery."

Chargemaster chief executive David Martell said: "The MK Promise initiative from Milton Keynes Council is a fantastic way to ensure that as many EV drivers as possible, even those without dedicated off-street parking, can charge conveniently close to home.

"We are delighted to see our partnership with Milton Keynes Council continue to lead the way in making driving an EV as easy as possible, and hope that other local authorities are inspired by their commitment."