Plans to develop rapid charging points, otherwise known as Hyper Hubs, have been put forward to the Council’s Executive, as the Council looks to increase electric vehicle infrastructure across the city.
If approved by the Council’s Executive, Hyper Hubs will be developed at both Monks Cross and Poppleton Park & Ride sites, utilising £800,000 of funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and £700,000 from the European Regional Development Funding.
The Hyper Hubs combine solar energy harvesting and storage with electric vehicle charging points, reducing the reliance on the UK electrify grid to charge electric vehicles, whilst simultaneously reducing harmful emissions. Each site will see a solar canopy built over an estimated 100 car parking spaces, with a number of rapid charging points in situ. Each charge could take as little as 15 to 20 minutes.
Councillor Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for the Environment, said:
“As Liberal Democrats, we are committed to develop and improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the city and promote clean growth in our city, so we can begin to address the issues of climate change and poor air quality.”
“The possible introduction of Hyper Hubs is a testament to this commitment and I hope that the proposals are passed at Executive, so we can swiftly enact this project.”
A report will be considered by the Executive on the 18th March 2019. To find out more about the report, please visit: https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=733.