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New Rapid Chargers go live in Brighton
Three new Rapid Charging locations are now live! The new locations can be found at Victoria Road in Portslade, Preston Park and Ashton Rise on the edge of Hanover. Each location offers a 50kW DC CCS or CHAdeMO connection with a second 22kW AC Connection that can be used at the same time as the DC outlets.
All the locations are on free vend until further notice.
Check our new map of rapid chargers in Brighton & Hove to see where they are and get charging - fast!
The Inaugural London to Brighton EV Rally 2021!
This summer marks the first-ever London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally, taking place July 18th. The event is being launched in conjunction with Brighton's very own sustainable transport pioneer, The Big Lemon, to celebrate reaching their milestone of having a 100% electric fleet.
The rally will start on the banks of the River Thames is open to participants of all sorts of electric vehicles and promises to be a real spectacle. Once the entrants reach the finish line on Brighton Beach, there will be an EV village, where the public can look at all the vehicles that have taken part, and even test drive some. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest time and lowest energy consumption in all classes.
Electric Brighton Car Club
We want to set up a Brighton & Hove community-led electric car club and so we’re partnering with Co Cars and the local community to help create one!
Members of the car club would have access to clusters of vehicles across the city, that can be booked from as little as half an hour. This new car club would help to tackle our city's congestion, parking & pollution problems whilst providing affordable access to electric cars for all.
Are you ready to Hug the Plug?
We've created a map of demand for electric vehicle infrastructure across the city.
If you're ready to join the hundreds of drivers every month who are helping to improve air quality by ditching their petrol and diesel vehicles and going electric, make your voice heard and put yourself on our map, let us know you're ready to Hug the Plug!
Brighton & Hove has a growing number of electric vehicle charging points. As the biggest hotspot of electric vehicle charging points in the South of England, there's plenty of opportunities to get charging in the city.
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Where to charge
There are so many places to charge in the city. Find out everything you need to know about what facilities are available, who provides them and where exactly they all are, with our detailed map of charging locations.
Battery Electric Vehicles (a subset of ULEVs 1) licensed in Brighton & Hove. From Department for Transport, vehicle data Table VEH0132b.
EV ownership in Brighton & Hove
More and more drivers are switching to electric vehicles in Brighton & Hove. Our most recent annual survey of drivers showed that 78% of drivers choose electric because they're concerned about climate change. It's a sure sign that we're heading to a cleaner, healthier future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Changing to an electric vehicle can be quite daunting and leave you with a lot of questions; which is why we've updated our frequently asked questions section with even more answers to your most common quandaries.
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