Be.EV installs new ultra-rapid EV charging hub in Chesterfield

Charging network Be.EV has installed a new eight-bay ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Chesterfield.

The location is just a few minutes’ walk away from Chesterfield market, allowing drivers to charge their EVs while visiting Chesterfield library or going for a walk around Queen’s Park.

On Friday, Be.EV will celebrate the launch of the hub by offering drivers who use their Be.EV app half-price charging between 2pm and 4pm, coinciding with the town’s market day.

The nearby Barley Mow pub will also provide food and coffees to drivers, with guests receiving a voucher that can be redeemed at the pub the next time they charge with Be.EV. 

The ultra-rapid chargers, can add up to 165 miles of range in a short 20-minute stop. Chesterfield has nearly 3,500 EVs, and the installation of the fastest chargers in the area will help accelerate the EV transition in the Midlands.

This is one of Be.EV’s first charging sites in the region, and the charging network already operates over 700 charge points nationwide. 

The majority of these chargers are located in the North West, and have been installed to empower communities to make sustainable choices. 

Asif Ghafoor, CEO of Be.EV, said: ​​

”We’re very pleased to bring ultra-rapid, ultra-convenient EV charging  to Chesterfield and to have expanded our network in the Midlands. 

“We’re on a mission to roll out reliable chargers to communities nationwide that need them, and this location will provide market-goers and local residents with future-proofed, ultra-rapid charging.

“The UK needs to transition to cleaner transport, and ensuring we have the infrastructure to support this shift is critical to our environmental goals. 

“Other landowners and local authorities should take note. As more and more people choose to drive EVs, they’ll naturally gravitate to destinations where they can conveniently charge their car whilst shopping.”

Be.EV recently received £55 million in debt financing from NatWest and KfW IPEX-Bank to facilitate its mission to install over 1,000 chargers by the end of 2024.

Image courtesy of Be.EV.

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