No lengthy petrol queues for electric vehicles visiting Braunston

Motorists who have made the switch to electric vehicles won't find lengthy queues to recharge in Braunston.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 11:49 am
Tim Coghlan, of Braunston Marina, with Rolec engineers Jamie Yarnold and Andy Chapman.

New charging points have been installed at Braunston Marina.

Director Tim Coghlan said: "By chance – just before the outbreak of the current post-Brexit petrol crisis - we went live on September 16 with the installation in our main car park, of three car-charging ROLEC bollards – each with two sockets, thus providing for the simultaneous recharging of six hybrid and electric cars."

The installation has already been well received by moorers and marina customers. For a £5 token bought in the marina shop it gives a three hour charge.

"This has so far proved more than enough time to fully recharge a a hybrid car, thus saving on using petrol - the normal source of recharging," added Tim.

"As the bollards are located outside our large dry dock, we have been able to access the dock’s three-phase supply, thus giving a far superior charge to that available from a domestic supply."