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­­Lake District National Park installs charging infrastructure across its sites to support their electrification plans

12 December 2023 at 11:07:26

Chargepoint specialists Rolec and electrical engineers AMP EV were appointed to install a range of AC fast and DC rapid charging points across Lake District National Park Authority’s locations.

The deployment of electric vehicle charging points is one of Lake District National Park Authority’s low carbon projects to promote a cleaner and more sustainable environment across the Lake District. As a result of the climate change emergency, Lake District National Park Authority has now adopted several of BMW i3s, ensuring that their fleet emits zero emissions which in turn reduces the implications of poor local air quality.

To support their fleet electrification plans, Lake District National Park Authority appointed AMP EV to install Rolec’s range of AC fast and DC rapid chargers (the UFC 200 and the Quantum:EV), complete with a back office management system that enables Lake District National Park Authority to open up their charging network to the general public. Lake District National Park Authority now benefits from a total of 28 EV charging points, allowing fleet drivers and EV driving visitors to recharge seamlessly.

To ensure that Lake District National Park Authority are making the most out of their charging points, AMP EV have also been appointed to deliver all future maintenance works, ensuring that EV drivers are provided with a quality, straightforward charging experience.

Emma Moody, Lead Strategy Advisor for Recreational & Sustainable Transport at Lake District National Park Authority said:

“We are showcasing what can be done in terms of travelling more sustainably and are leading by example by using electric vehicles for our staff to get out and about in the Lake District.

“We ask visitors to travel to and around the Lake District in a more environmentally friendly way, and this improved network of charging points throughout the Park makes travelling by electric vehicle easier and more convenient.

“Of course, we also have a variety of ways to get out of your car completely. With many walking and cycling routes, and a number of public transport options ranging from open top buses to boats, there’s lots of ways to explore our wonderful area.”

Frankie Mellon, Head of EV Charging at Rolec said:

“The Lake District National Park Authority is a popular destination for UK and worldwide residents, so to see that the authority is placing an emphasis on electrification and charging infrastructure is indeed encouraging. We are delighted to have worked with AMP EV to deliver this exciting project, allowing Lake District National Park Authority’s fleet drivers and visitors to recharge their vehicle across their multiple sites.”

Alasdair Croft, Managing Director at AMP EV said:

“AMP EV were delighted to be chosen to deliver this project on behalf of The Lake District National Park Authority. It was our pleasure to work with their various teams and be a part of their carbon saving strategies. Charging infrastructure is the key element of the future in sustainable transport. AMP EV, in partnership with Rolec, are currently working with many Local Authorities and high profile clients to deliver this infrastructure across the UK. The Lake District National Park Authority are an excellent example to follow; setting the benchmark high with their mission.”

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