Cornwall’s electric dreams

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Cornwall College has installed fast charger units for electric vehicles (EV) across its sites in the Duchy.

The new chargers in Camborne, St Austell, Newquay and Saltash, are the result of a partnership with Cornwall Council and SSE Enterprise Utilities.

The new fast chargers, the first of a network of 22 being installed in public sector locations across Cornwall, enable members of the college community to fully charge their electric vehicles in two to four hours while they attend meetings or lectures.

Ben Simpson from SSE and Jim Cooper from CDC getting charging at Cornwall College
Ben Simpson from SSE and Jim Cooper from CDC getting charging at Cornwall College

Delivery of the network is being project managed by Cornwall Development Company (CDC) on behalf of Cornwall Council.

Project manager for CDC, Jim Cooper, said: “Working with Cornwall College to locate the chargers on college campus sites has been an example of real partnership working at its best, with the focus on the need to provide solutions in Cornwall to reduce carbon emissions.”

Councillor Julian German, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for economy and culture, added: “It’s exciting to see these new fast EV charging points being installed across Cornwall College campuses, which are part of the Council’s wider drive to promote Cornwall as a centre of low carbon technologies.”