EV charging points for garden centre and farm shop

24 Aug 2018

Jonathan Sinclair of Lowden Garden Centre, restaurant and farm shop in Shaw, near Melksham, Wiltshire has been a supporter of renewable technologies for a long time.

He already has over 30kW of solar PV installed by IDDEA in 2015. This reduces the Centre’s energy costs, contributes to running costs and helps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Earlier this year, Lowden Garden Centre made the decision to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points in their car park.

By 2020 it is estimated that there will be one million EVs on the UK roads, needing around 100,000 charging points. By installing charge points, the Centre are supporting this growth and their customers who are already EV users. The charge points will also be helping to encourage EV owners to visit the shop and restaurant – and visit more often. It also further enhances the Centre’s environmentally responsible image.

IDDEA worked closely with Jonathan and concluded that installing four 11kW units would be the ideal solution for today’s electric vehicles and the next generation too.

Each pedestal mounted Rolec EV AutoCharge station has two standard type 2 connection plugs which visitors can use simultaneously. This means four electric cars can be charged at any one time. The units are operated on a token basis, with those wishing to charge their vehicles able to collect free tokens from the tills.

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