It’s a new era for drivers of electric vehicles as Queensgate backs the eco move with new charging points…
Queensgate shopping centre has unveiled six new electric vehicle (EV) car charging points, located in the Green car park. The new charging stations are free to use and are the next step in the centre’s pledge to reduce its impact on the environment.
Designed to be easy to use, the charging points allow green-minded shoppers to plug their vehicles in to recharge, leaving them free to shop for their essentials.
Shoppers simply enter the Green car park as normal and park in one of the dedicated EV charging bays, which can be found on level three.
They then plug their car into one of the six available chargers and follow the instructions given, activating the charge from the Evolt Multipoint terminal.
Once ready to leave the shopping centre, shoppers just pay for their parking and disconnect from the terminal.
The Evolt Multipoint installation marks the next step in the centre’s green initiatives, which have already led to numerous awards for the centre.
Just earlier this year, the centre was awarded with a prestigious Green Apple award, which commended the centre for its on-going dedication to lowering overall energy consumption.
Queensgate was also shortlisted for the ‘Energy Management Award of the Year’ at the National Sceptre Awards 2013 in June.
Carol Wakelin, environmental coordinator at Queensgate, told ESP – “As a centre, we work incredibly hard to minimise our impact on the environment. We have introduced numerous energy saving solutions, such as efficient lighting and water saving technology throughout our parking facilities, as part of a major refurbishment project.
“Adding the electric vehicle charging stations was the next logical step and we hope that by offering the chance to charge your car for free, we will encourage our shoppers to think a little greener, while enjoying a day at the shops.”
For more information, please visit www.queensgate-shopping.co.uk
Photos: Emma Bothamley for ESP Magazine