FOI request (FOI224032)
EV Charging Points
Requested Tue 19 September 2017
Responded Tue 19 September 2017
1) How many total EV charging points are installed in the council area.
2) How many EV charging points are rapid chargers?*
3) How many EV charging points are fast chargers?**
4) How many EV charging points are slow chargers?***
5) What percentage of charging points are used at least once per day?
6) What percentage of charging points are used at least once per week?
7) What percentage of charging points are used at least once per month?
8) How many charging units has Hastings Borough Council installed in the past 5 years?
9) How many charging units is Hastings Borough Council planning to install in the next 5 years?
* Rapid chargers are divided in two sections - AC and DC. Currently available Rapid AC chargers are rated at 43kW, while Rapid DC are typically 50kW. Both will charge an EV to 80% in around 30 minutes. There are two different main connector types for Rapid DC chargers - CCS and CHAdeMO - though additionally, Tesla Superchargers are also Rapid DC and currently charge at around 120kW.
** Fast chargers cover those with 7kW and 22kW power outputs, which typically charge an EV in 3-4 hours.
*** Slow units (up to 3kW) are best for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure-EV, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV.
1. We have two units, each of which can serve up to two vehicles.
2. One DBT TRI standard rapid quick charger.
3. One Elektrobay 305 duel head charger
5. The Elecktrobay has been used 439 times in the last 12 months, the DBT TRI has been used 1341 times so this is 100%.
6. As 5 above.
7. As 5 above.
8. The DBT was installed 2 years ago, the Elecktrobay was originally installed about 7 years ago but was replaced about a year ago.
9. There is currently limited grant funding available to expand the public EV charging network, but the Council will actively seek external funding to support an expansion as appropriate funding becomes available
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