Sussex city will be the UK's second biggest electric car-friendly city after London
29 September 2009

Brighton is to install 20 recharging points for electric cars within the next months.

The move will make it UK’s second most electric vehicle-friendly city behind London. The first 10 Elektrobay recharging points will be installed this year, with the next 10 due to arrive early next year.

Brighton-based Elektromotive has developed and manufacturered the bays and four are currently installed in the city as pilot stations.

Calvey Taylor-Haw, managing director of Elektromotive, said: “We have installed the Elektrobay in locations across the country, as well as in Europe and even Saudi Arabia, but this project is especially exciting for us as it is taking place in our home town.

“By encouraging drivers to switch to electric, Brighton will benefit hugely. There will be less air pollution and local residents will appreciate the quiet of EVs. The installation of the Elektrobays will take place over a short period of time, providing EV users with rapid access to charging facilities.”

The bays are compatible with all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and feature a single socket with an output of 13 amps, the same as a household plug.

People access the Elektrobay’s power supply using a personalised wireless key fob that opens the door at the front of the unit. To prevent interference from a third party, the door locks shut when charging is in progress.

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20 April 2010

If there are any electric cars doing the London to Brighton veterans run , these could be very useful.

27 April 2010

How very forward thinking. Such an event should be occurring all over the UK, rather than just in Brighton. When the time comes to drive electric cars, not that far off, I'm sure there will be a shortage of road side appliances such as these.

27 April 2010

to 20 get?

27 April 2010

[quote rosstopher]to 20 get?[/quote] I considered mentioning that, but thought I would hold back from criticism of the Staff! This site has become widely regarded as 'highly moderated'!

27 April 2010

And points mean... prizes!

27 April 2010

[quote Howsomeever]

[quote rosstopher]to 20 get?[/quote] I considered mentioning that, but thought I would hold back from criticism of the Staff! This site has become widely regarded as 'highly moderated'!

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I know, i have been temporarily banned before!

27 April 2010

Has anybody got any idea how many recharging points would be needed if all cars were electric?

 

27 April 2010

[quote rosstopher]I know, i have been temporarily banned before![/quote] I've not been banned, but I have inadvertently got myself censored. I was describing the use of a `control knob' - as in doorknob - and knob was replaced with ****. I guess I could have called it a `hand manipulated activation control device', but the proximity of manipulated and hand might have been suspicious as well.

 

27 April 2010

Hey, look, you can use knob in doorknob, but not as a stand alone word. I wonder If I could mention my male chicken.

 

27 April 2010

[quote Leslie Brook]I wonder If I could mention my male chicken.[/quote]

You can't but there are a whole host of swear words it doesn't filter out.

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