The shopping centre and retail park Rushmere is investing in brand new charging points for its clientele that drive hybrid and electric vehicles. The park understands the increased up-take of this green technology is due to the much lower charges for upkeep and maintenance, thus the increased demand.
These charging stations for electric cars can be identifiable through bright-coloured marking in white as well as green, and are designed to be compact, high voltage chargers. Because of the increase in the hybrid vehicle’s sales, Rushmere anticipates the need for two hybrid cars to charge at the same time and their charging stations are ready to accommodate such a need. The charging points are also of heavy duty make, allowing for usage that may be of a significantly higher level for a big number of cars that need charging.
The government’s Climate Change Committee’s target for the number of electric car sales is 1.7 million by the year 2020 in the UK alone. Hybrid vehicles are being heavily marketed as the next big thing in motoring because of its affordability as well as its cost efficiency regarding taxes. Up to £5,000 in government grants are invested for electronic car customers which can accommodate the tax for eCar motorists.
Rushmere’s Martin Walsh, the shopping centre’s central manager, stated that they commit to eco-friendly options for their customers to have a greener place to shop in support of developing cleaner air for motorists. He continues to say that the new motoring technology is a large part of the UK’s transport future, which also applies to Ireland where the shopping centre also offers the charging points.
The installation of the charge stations for eCars in Rushmere gives them a distinguishing mark among competitors running the same business, with 1,800 charging stations that allow customers to park their hybrid motors free of charge.