Electric Brighton Newsletter - Spring 2024

May 29th 2024

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Here's our latest round-up of local news and goings-on in the world of Electric Vehicles in Brighton & Hove.

Local news

Blink Charging

Blink Charging lowers charging costs in Brighton & Hove by ~10%

Blink Charging, in collaboration with Brighton & Hove City Council, recently announced a reduction in charging costs across the city. The changes are as follows:

  • Lamp post chargers: Now 55p/kWh
    (was 61p, down 10%)
  • 7kW "Fast" chargers: Now 53p/kWh
    (was 61p, down 13%).
  • Rapid chargers: Now 72p/kWh
    (was 79p, down 9%).

This pricing change starts on Wednesday 29th May 2024.

These price changes will com as welcome news to EV owners in the city, many of whom have been angry with price rises in recent years. In our owner's survey last year, Lamp Post chargers were deemed "overpriced" by participants, with scores for value reaching their lowest since we bagain our surveys back in 2018.
We continue to publish price comparisons for public EV charging networks on our website Leccy.net. where this month, Tesla's Rapid and Ultra-Rapid charging network continues to offer the cheapest at 35p/kWh.

Sainsbury's Smart Charge

More Rapid Charging options over at Sainsbury's in West Hove

...Just incase you missed it, earlier this year the large Sainsbury's in West Hove opened a Rapid Charging Hub. There are 7x 150kW CCS charging connectors available, along with one 50kW CHAdeMO connector. The stated cost is 75p/kWh.

Find our more on our website's location page for Sainsbury's West Hove.

London to Brighton Rally

London to Brighton, Paris and Geneva! Electric Vehicle Rally 2024

The London to Brighton EV Rally is on again this summer, and this year it's continuing its expansion with an extra leg of the journey heading on to Geneva this year.

It's all happening on June 22nd this year, with Madeira Drive once more hosting the core event, where there will be entertainments, EVs to test drive and much more.

Head on over to londontobrightonelectricvehiclerally.com/2024-rally/ for more details.

Brighton and Hove Battery Electric Vehicles Q4 2024 (2067)

Local EV ownership update

Latest government data for Q4 2023 shows that the total number of battery electric vehicles registered in the city topped 2,000 for the first time. Oownership numbers show 2067 pure Battery-Electric Vehicles and 920 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

You can stay up-to-date on these numbers on our page about EV ownership figures for Brighton & Hove.

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Thank you for your support,

Tom, Electric Brighton