Electric Vehicle Charging Opens For Business Centre & Public Use

Seven electric vehicle charging points at Flexible Space Association member Riverbridge House Business Centre in Leatherhead have opened for public use.

The Centre’s clients, visitors and the public will have access to the charging points, with each offering up to 22kW fast charging 24 hours a day, seven days a week on a pay-as-you-go basis.

They have been installed and will be managed by 3ti, which has an office onsite at Riverbridge House.  The charge points provide optimal charge for vehicles parked for two to four hours or longer, so will work well for drivers working in Riverbridge House or nearby, shopping or staying locally overnight.

Susan Hook, Director of Riverbridge House Business Centre, commented: “We take our commitment to the Leatherhead area incredibly seriously and are proud of our home of 13 years here in the town. We are taking various steps to sustain and improve our leafy surroundings.

“We desperately need more widespread charging infrastructure if the UK is to support its growing number of EV drivers. We have been amazed at how frequently the charge points are in use during the day, and it makes sense to offer EV drivers public access to this facility when spaces are available. This approach complements our recent decision to adopt EMMA AI technology to monitor our energy usage as part of an ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon emissions.” 

Tim Evans, 3ti’s founder and CEO, said:  “This is a timely opportunity to support clients, local residents and visitors to the area with convenient, accessible and most importantly, reliable EV charging facilities. 

“We know that up to half of households in the UK can’t charge an EV at home, which makes the availability of reliable, reasonably priced charging facilities nearby, or at their workplace, a major factor when considering a switch from a petrol or diesel vehicle. Making the Riverbridge House charge points available to local residents and visitors to the area makes that decision easier for them. It is a short walk from Leatherhead town centre, so the ability to provide shoppers with a reliable ‘charge while you shop’ experience will also support local retail.” 

9 February 2023

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