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Southwold: Charging an electric car in front of the Adnams Brewery

Southwold is the first Suffolk town to receive an electric vehicle charging station from a £ 300,000 county council initiative.

A charging station for two vehicles has been set up in East Green, outside the resort’s Adnams Brewery.

The fast charging point can deliver 7 kW of power per hour, which is sufficient for a range of 40 km.

It is the first dock to be installed under the Plug-in Suffolk program launched by Suffolk County Council to use fast chargers in rural areas.

Bungay-based Anglia Car Charging installed the device.

City and District Councilor David Beavan said, “We received and took this offer on this free charger.

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“We may be a traditional old seaside town, but we are part of the future that is electric.

“This device will soon be replaced with a device that people can use to charge overnight, but this is a good place to start.

“By next year these should be available across Suffolk and encourage the use of electric cars to reduce carbon emissions as part of our commitment to climate change.

“Visitors can now come here safely knowing that we can charge their cars. Where Southwold goes, Suffolk follows.”

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