Our community vehicle charge points
“I had a successful charge up at Abergavenny both on my way to Green Man festival on Thursday, and then again on Monday on my way home.
Thanks for making the process so easy and for all the good work you are doing in improving the charging network in the area.”
– Charge point user, August 2019
With permission from our local councils, we have installed vehicle charge points at places we hope will encourage more business and tourism, to benefit the local economy.
The need to switch to cleaner transport is an important response to the climate emergency declarations. Electric Vehicles (EVs) are cheaper to run, less polluting and sales are increasing.
Money made from our chargers go to supporting local community organisations, being re-invested into new projects that benefit everyone.
We understand that not everyone can install a vehicle charge point at home. We want our EVCPs to be accessible for anyone needing to charge.
In 2018, funding from the Vale of Usk LAG allowed Gwent Energy CIC to work closely with Monmouthshire County Council to install free vehicle charging units for twenty businesses in the Vale of Usk.
During the project, three points became clear:
Hotels and accommodation venues benefitted from offering the service particularly if they were near to trunk roads or large towns (E.g Newport).
Venues that advertised the service received more business.
Location of the EVCP (Electric Vehicle Charge Point) with good access to the charge point and near to main roads were used the most.