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County Voice: December 2022

Rhyl multi electric vehicle charging hub goes live

A Rhyl based multi electric vehicle charging hub is now live for drivers to use.

The West Kinmel car park site, the largest charging hub in Wales, can now be used by owners of electric vehicles.

The opening of the 36-vehicle capacity hub, funded by the Welsh Government, follows the successful installation of chargers at Kings Avenue car park at Prestatyn in the summer.

Rhyl’s new hub is a mix of ‘fast’ 7kwh chargers for local users who have no access to off street parking and ‘rapid’ 50kw chargers for a quick charge top up and also to help local taxi drivers on the uptake of electric vehicles by minimising disruption to operational work time.

All the chargers at the hub are open for public use.

Three of the parking bays and charging units are specifically allocated for disabled users.

The charging units also offer a range of bilingual payment options including, contactless card, App driven and RFID Card.

Daytime and peak time users will still pay for a parking space at the hub however the electric vehicle bays will have no parking charges levied between 17:00 and 08:00 as per the rest of the car park.

Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “We are really pleased to open Rhyl’s new charging hub and I thank the local community for their support during construction. 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 this 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.”


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