Brentwood to increase EV charging points

Brentwood Borough Council, in collaboration with Believ, has increased the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the borough.

The newly added EV charging stations are located at two key sites: Chatham Way Car Park and King George’s Playing Fields.

The council has introduced around 20 additional chargers, Chatham Way Car Park now features eight chargers, including four fast charging points and four rapid charging points. 

King George’s Playing Fields has been equipped with 14 chargers, including four fast charge points in the car park adjacent to the entrance from Ingrave Road, six rapid charging points, and four fast charging points in the central car park.

The scheme is part of the council's climate change pledge and is designed to support residents and visitors and encourage greater take up of electric powered vehicles, as the government's ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2035 gets closer. 

Councillor Barry Aspinell, chair of the Clean and Green Committee said, “This marks yet another stride toward making Brentwood a more environmentally friendly and sustainable borough. Recognising the role of expanding Brentwood's EV charging network in our journey towards achieving net zero, the Council is pleased to introduce these public charging points, aiming to provide support for our residents. 

"Our commitment is for further EV charging points to be installed in other Brentwood car parks, including Ingatestone. This initiative not only plays a significant role in diminishing the area's carbon footprint but also enhances air quality, particularly in our town centres.”

Guy Bartlett, Believ CEO, said: “It is fantastic to see Brentwood scaling up its publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure with such commitment to supporting residents and visitors in making the switch to electric. 

"The Believ team is very proud to support Brentwood in creating and implementing a well-thought-out strategy that delivers a mixture of charging speeds, according to the specific location’s needs.”