SWARCO, an EV charging infrastructure company, has supported Denbighshire County Council in the roll out of a new electric vehicle charging hub in Rhyl north Wales and is now live for public use.
The new charging hub is located in the West Kimnel Street car park and has a capacity for 36 EVs, making it the largest EV charging hub in Wales.
“We are really pleased to open Rhyl’s new charging hub and I thank the local community for their support during construction,” said Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport. “This facility will help those in the area who don’t have off-street parking and want to move to running an electric vehicle.
“Visitors will also be able to charge their vehicles here, which will in turn support the business community of the town. It will also become a useful facility for those travelling in the area needing to charge their cars, drawing more people to discover what Rhyl and the surrounding communities have to offer. I would also like to thank the team which made the site possible, which includes Denbighshire County Council, Scottish Power Energy Networks, SWARCO, A Parry Construction, MEGA Electrical and O’Connor Utilities who all worked tirelessly to deliver this first of its kind project for North Wales in a timely and efficient way.”
Daytime users will be required to pay for a parking space at the hub. The EV bays will have no charges levied between 17:00 and 8:00 as per the rest of the car park.
EV infrastructure is at the forefront of increasing EV adoption. with programs such as this, less people will fear range anxiety and local communities can benefit from sustainable travel.