Electric Brighton Newsletter - Summer 2022
August 7th 2022
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Here's our quarterly round-up of local news and goings-on in the world of Electric Vehicles in Brighton & Hove.
50 new Lamp Post charger locations proposed
Brighton & Hove City Council have informed us of the latest proposed locations for installing lamp-post charge points. As well as new charge points for areas such as Fiveways and Seven Dials, we're pleased to see that new areas of the city are included, with charge points planned in areas currently unserved by EV charging infrastructure. This includes Ovingdean, West Blatchington, Moulsecoomb, and three locations in Woodingdean. Charge points at Pankhurst Avenue and Buxted Rise will be part of a trial to test new pre-bookable functionality in the EB Charging app.
All locations are only proposed, with some locations still undergoing suitability assessment, so: the final list may change.
See a map of all planned locations on our website.
EB Charging costs increase in line with wholesale prices
Last month prices at Brighton's on-street charge points, operated by EB Charging, increased in line with wholesale electricity prices. Lamp post and Fast Chargers have increased from 26p/kWh to 39p/kWh, and Rapid Chargers have increased from 27p/kWh to 44p/kWh.
Many operators have increased their prices multiple times in recent months, with EB Charging in Brighton being one of the last operators to update their prices.
For a comparison of popular public charging operator prices, please see the Leccy.net Public Charge Network Comparison.
Local EV ownership update
Government data for Q1 2022 shows a continued increase for plug-in and battery electric vehicles, with ownership numbers showing 1069 pure Battery-Electric Vehicles and 591 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Battery-Electric continues to outpace Plug-in Hybrid.
You can see these numbers on our page about EV ownership figures for Brighton & Hove.
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Tom, Electric Brighton