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New EV charging hub to open in the centre of Chesterfield

An ultra-rapid EV charging hub is set to open within just a few minutes’ walk of Chesterfield’s historic marketplace.

Residents and visitors in the town will benefit from a new eight-bay charging station, which will be situated off Saltergate.

The new charging hub has been installed by Be.EV, and is set to launch this Friday with a special half price offer for its app users.

The ultra-rapid chargers, which Be.EV says are the fastest in Chesterfield, can add up to 165 miles of range in a short 20-minute stop (compared to several hours on a 7kW fast charger).

Switched on and available for use, the Chesterfield hub joins the north’s largest public EV charging network that connects communities nationwide.

Chesterfield has nearly 3,500 EVs, and the installation will help accelerate the EV transition in the town, and for the wider Midlands region. This is one of Be.EV’s first charging sites in the region, and the charging network already operates over 700 charge points nationwide.

Asif Ghafoor, CEO of Be.EV, says: ”We’re very pleased to bring ultra-rapid, ultra-convenient EV charging to Chesterfield and to have expanded our network in the Midlands.

“We’re on a mission to roll out reliable chargers to communities nationwide that need them, and this location will provide market-goers and local residents with future-proofed, ultra-rapid charging.

“The UK needs to transition to cleaner transport, and ensuring we have the infrastructure to support this shift is critical to our environmental goals.

“Other landowners and local authorities should take note. As more and more people choose to drive EVs, they’ll naturally gravitate to destinations where they can conveniently charge their car whilst shopping.”

Ann Fomukong-Boden, Destination Chesterfield Board Member said: “The opening of the new charging hub on Saltergate is welcome news for our town, as residents and businesses look to make more sustainable choices.

“Having this site in the town centre will give EV users the opportunity to pop into local shops, cafes and restaurants too, providing a boost to our high street businesses.”

For those wanting to use the site, its full address is 85 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1JR.

During last month’s World Environment Day, businesses in Chesterfield’s network of Chesterfield Champions showcased how they are transitioning to a more sustainable future. Find out more here. 

Car on charge at BE EV charging site, saltergate

Josh Marsh

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Investment and Marketing)

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Saltergate EV charging site

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