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Electric car charging sparks into life in Diss

PUBLISHED: 09:53 11 February 2019

Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Mount Street car park in Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Mount Street car park in Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

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The future of motoring has arrived with electric vehicle charging points now up and running in Diss.

Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Mount Street car park in Diss. Picture: Simon ParkinElectric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Mount Street car park in Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

Four spaces at South Norfolk Council’s car park in Mount Street have been painted bright blue and allocated for vehicle charging stations available to both residents and visitors.

The council is working with Swedish power company Vattenfall and British firm BMM Energy Solutions to install InCharge charging stations across the district. Similar facilities have also been installed in Harleston, Long Stratton, Wymondham and Loddon.

Vattenfall will operate 20 charging stations – and all of the power used to charge vehicles will be supplied by its British wind farms.

The availability of the charging points in Diss, combined with a lower overnight charging rate will give residents who, currently, would not be able to charge a vehicle at home, the opportunity to consider using clean energy and buy an electric car.

Electric vehicle drivers can use Vattenfall’s InCharge mobile app or charge card on a pay-as-you-go basis.

South Norfolk Council Cabinet member Lisa Neal said: “Our charging points will make it easier for electric vehicle owners to visit our market towns, knowing that they will be able to top up while they shop.”

More information about InCharge

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