In a bid to support the use of electric vehicles (EV) across the UK, East Midlands Railway (EMR) will begin the installation of four EV charging points at Loughborough station, near the car park entrance, later this year.
These charging points will enable drivers to easily and efficiently charge their cars between journeys or whilst waiting to pick someone up, with the installation being handled by E.ON.
There is no connection charge for customers, with all of the charging units being available for use on a pay-as-you-go service via the evpay website or app.
Lisa Angus, Transitions and Projects Director at East Midlands Railway, said:
“More than ever before, people want the option to make more sustainable choices about how they travel.
"This investment in charging points will enable our customers to make a positive contribution to reduce emissions and cut their carbon footprint."
Sean Keily, Head of EV at E.ON, said:
“Increasing ownership of EVs means more drivers looking for places to charge their Cars. Businesses and organisations like East Midlands Railway are supporting the nation’s drive to net zero while providing their customers with convenient access to charging points.
“While many drivers benefit from the ease of home charging, they also need options for when they are out and about, and we’re looking forward to providing visitors to Loughborough station with the facility to boost their cars’ charge while on site."
As rail already represents the greenest form of public travel in the UK, increasing availability to charge electric vehicles will help decarbonise people’s journeys to and from stations, aiding in the continuous fight to achieve carbon net zero.
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