New quick charge point for Wynyard Park

Josey Wardle with Matt Johnson and (right) Neil Ellison, sustainability manager at Stockton Borough Council
Josey Wardle with Matt Johnson and (right) Neil Ellison, sustainability manager at Stockton Borough Council

A BUSINESS park is hoping to spark interest in green technology by installing charging points for electric cars.

The new charging point is at the entrance to the 700-acre Wynyard Park.

It brings the number of quick charging points in the region up to eight and the number of standard points to over 300, with 76 currently in place in Tees Valley.

The installation has happened as part of the Charge Your Car programme and Matt Johnson, development manager at Wynyard Park, said: “This will be of benefit to both site tenants and visitors, whilst also being a massive boost for our long-term development plans.

“Our vision for the site is to create a high-class mixed use sustainable community that includes a hospital, homes, shops and leisure facilities.

“Environmentally-friendly facilities such as this charging point reflect that vision and we are delighted with its installation.”

Josey Wardle, project manager for Charge your Car, said: “Wynyard Park is one of the North East’s leading business locations and is well positioned close to all of the region’s major road links.

“Stockton Council has been a real advocate of Charge your Car since the programme launched, so we were really keen to see a quick charger installed in the south of the region which will help to plug a gap in the network.”

The region now boasts the UK’s most comprehensive EV charging point network.

The Wynyard Park quick charger can be accessed by Charge your Car members for free and will also be available to visitors to the region as part of the new Pay as you Go network at £5 per charge.