Milton Keynes City Council working in partnership with BP Pulse has installed 25 new rapid chargers in Central Milton Keynes (CMK), enabling motorists to get an 80% charge in just 20 minutes.
The cutting-edge technology aims to revolutionise electric charging in the city, making it faster, more accessible, and convenient for both local people and visitors. As well as getting an impressive 80% charge in 20 minutes, motorists can also get a quick top up of 30 miles within just ten minutes if they are running low.
Milton Keynes has one of the biggest and fastest charging networks in the UK. The city council is replacing its existing fast electric vehicle chargers with new 7kW chargers to support long-stay charging around offices, hotels, and attractions.
Milton Keynes City Council with its partner BP Pulse have also secured funding through the Government’s On Street Residential Charging Scheme to add over 100 more fast charge points in residential areas, where there is less off-street parking. These installations will be taking place over the autumn, giving residents who are thinking of making the switch to electric, greater flexibility and confidence that the local electric charging infrastructure is in place to support them on their journey to electrification.
“We’re proud to announce the installation of these new rapid chargers, making it easier for electric vehicle users to charge their cars. One of the biggest challenges we face in encouraging people to make the switch to electric cars is that the charging infrastructure isn’t good enough yet. We hope this important step gives people the added confidence that MK is one of the best places to own an electric car and encourages those people thinking about it to make the switch.” - Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew