Rudding Park helps boost Harrogate’s electric charging provision

by Francesca

Rudding Park in Harrogate has invested over £50K into commissioning 12 new Electric Vehicle chargers. The chargers are available to the public and a welcome addition for local residents and visitors to Harrogate who have already chosen to switch to electric vehicles. 

The units, which are 22kw each are electrically fed from the Rudding Park Energy Centre and therefore the EV Chargers benefit from a 30% reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions (compared to normal grid supplied chargers). Purpose built, the chargers are enabled with latest technologies with sufficient electricity supply to deliver a consistent and fast charge across all bays.  

With Harrogate a popular destination in the UK, with the town receiving 6.47 million visitors a year before the Covid-19 pandemic, Rudding Park intends to increase its charging point offering in the future to further accommodate drivers of electric vehicles. 

The chargers were provided by Manchester-based Pilot Group, which specialises in providing sustainable technology solutions to organisations across the UK. 

 Matthew Mackaness, Rudding Park Director said: “As a responsible business it is vital we do our bit and ensure the environment is at the heart of all business decisions. We teamed up with The Pilot Group for their ‘tap and go’ solution and Yorkshire based Utley-EV on the installation. 

The way to give people confidence to switch to electric is to increase the provision of chargers across the district. We are therefore delighted to welcome Harrogate residents and visitors to use our EV Chargers, who are of course welcome to grab a coffee or a bit to eat at Clocktower whilst waiting! The charging points are extremely user friendly and can be activated on a ‘tap and go’ basis so there is no need to download an APP or create an account. Rudding Park employees can also use the charging points and we plan to roll out additional provision over time as demand grows.” 

Adam Utley Utley-EV commented “As an independent local business, like Rudding Park, we are pleased to support Rudding Park with their EV charger design and installation roll out and look forward to working with them in the future.” 

Lee Morgan, Managing Director, The Pilot Group said “Rudding Park are always looking to the future and always want to offer the best quality service, so we were delighted to have worked with them to enhance their award-winning facilities with the latest EV charging technologies.”  

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