Les Huett BRA Communications
A recent enquiry has been received on the capacity of electric vehicle charging points that are due to be installed in Bookham car parks.
We raised the question with Cllr Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy and Security, and he gave us this reply:
"They will be chargers that should deliver an 80% + charge within 3 hours. The time limit on the bays will be 3 hrs (as per our standard short stay bays). An hour with what is proposed for Bookham (and across the district) would therefore likely give around 30% (around a 100 miles for a 300 mile range EV) . Users will have to pay for the spaces, but with costs anticipated to be under a third of the £100 to fill up an ICE vehicle, it's fantastic value. Of course, evenings, Sundays + BHs will remain free to park."
This appears to be a good solution for those people who normally charge their vehicles at home and need a top-up and for those people who have limited access (such as a flat dwellers) to charging facilities. We look forward to seeing the charging services in our public car parks soon.