Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
BCP Council is keen to encourage the installation of more EV charging infrastructure across the conurbation, particularly as we move towards the Government’s target of stopping the sale of petrol and diesel powered vehicles by 2030.
Charger Unit Refresh
Work is now underway on the improvement and upgrading of 12 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole as part of BCP Council’s Transforming Travel programme.
The new chargers are being installed as a result of a recently signed self-financing supply agreement between BCP Council and Joju Charging. The agreement also covers the regular maintenance and repair of the units so as to keep them at peak performance.
The first part of this work is the replacement of 12 existing chargers, with new Joju rapid chargers. 10 of these new chargers will be replacements of the units at their current location. However, two of the charger units will be moved into better locations. The Ashley Road charger is being moved to the Jubilee Road car park and the charger in the Poole Civic Centre car park is being moving a few yards onto Municipal Road.
List or BCP Council / Joju EV Charger Locations:
- Municipal Road (replacing Poole Civic Centre)
- Old Orchard, Poole
- Seldown Lane, Poole
- Jubilee Rd Car Park, Poole (replacing Ashley Road)
- Seamoor Road, Westbourne
- Pound Lane Car Park, Kinson
- Bournemouth University
- Richmond Gardens MSCP, Bournemouth
- Madeira Road MSCP, Bournemouth
- Christchurch Road, Bournemouth,
- Hawkwood Road Car Park, Bournemouth,
- Saxon Square MSCP, Christchurch
The provision of EV charging infrastructure is a strategic issue for BCP Council and the Transforming Travel programme will be looking at how best to meet the future needs of south east Dorset and to speed up the installation of new charging facilities across the conurbation. This will include working with private sector providers so as to ensure there are sufficient numbers of charging points available as the number of EVs on our roads grows. The Council will be looking to roll out these plans over the next 3 years.