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    I’ve certainly got thoughts on where such chargers should be located. Given they are infrastructure for road vehicles then on the road they should go. I don’t think pedestrians should have to give up the little space they have at the margins of our highways to what are the EV equivalent of petrol pumps. If providing chargers on their own dedicated build-outs in a run of parking bays reduces the number of those bays then I’d suggest that’s the price that needs to be payed for the utility of having power immediately at hand.


    Most local authorities now have an electric vehicle fleet, trickle charged from the building’s car park. Generally, the local electricity supplier assesses each location for available supply, which often limits the type of charger that can be accommodated. We experience that elsewhere, most people will queue for a rapid charger than use a lesser power but available charger. Does anyone have a system devised for expanding availability and power supply? Any thoughts for the type and frequency of chargers within a town centre? Eg. Plug in bollard-type along a line of parking bays for a ‘shopping trip’ top up.

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