MORE than 130 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers will be installed across 34 council-owned carparks in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council (BCP) area.
Mer says its rapid hub chargers will dynamically balance the power available across charging vehicles. As a result, if fewer than eight vehicles are charging, then each vehicle can charge at a higher power, making charging more efficient.
The 50kW rapid chargers will enable drivers to charge to 80% in some 40 minutes; the 22kW fast chargers offer a steady charge over a longer timeframe.
Karl Anders, Managing Director at Mer UK, said:
“Working with a major Unitary Authority like BCP Council, that is prioritising the planet by tackling climate change and driving EV adoption for residents, is an encouraging step forward to meeting the government’s 2030 targets.”
Installation of the new chargers is entrusted to Joju Charging.
Mer is deploying an increasing number of chargers across the South Coast of England. Current sites include Dorset (50 chargers), New Forest (20 chargers), and Isle of Wight (28 chargers).