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Wednesday, 3 June

The Great Western Revival

The charging hub in Eastville Park
Revive charging point

Revive is a new council owned public charging network serving EV drivers in Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

A charging hub in Eastville Park is the first of four planned for the region, each housing four to eight rapid-charge connections that can charge an EV to up to 80% from 30 minutes’ charging.

 

While you wait

A new toilet block is also being installed at the location, as well as bird and bat boxes and several new trees.

 

Renewables

The four local authorities will install an additional 120 new or replacement charge point connections across the region over the next year. The majority of these new charge points will be supplied with 100% renewable energy provided by Bristol Energy, Bristol City Council’s own energy supply company.

A map of existing, planned and suggested charge point locations is also now available.

 

OLEV

Revive is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which awarded the four West of England authorities £7.1million as part of the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) programme. The project’s aim is to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, across the region.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport at Bristol City Council, said: “Revive will provide us with a critical service for residents and visitors - reliable EV charging.

“The improvements will make it easier for more people to use electric vehicles, by providing more charge points across the West of England and a simplified payment system.

“Revive contributes to our One City vision of improving sustainable transport options for Bristol, alongside electric car clubs, electric freight deliveries, more electric vans in council fleets and electric taxis. Electric vehicles also help us improve air quality in Bristol, as they do not produce tailpipe emissions when running.

“Enabling more people to switch to clean electric vehicles is one of our key strategies for addressing the climate emergency and delivering a carbon neutral Bristol by 2030.”

Revive also replaces an incorporates a previous scheme, Source West. Members of that schem are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible on the Revive website. Revive membership is free and charging will be on a pay-as-you-go basis. Revive members will also be able to charge at any GeniePoint charge point across the country.

 

On ICE

Bristol is aiming to be the first UK city to ban vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Picture: The charging hub in Eastville Park is the first of four planned.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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