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Charge your Car out and about in Cornwall

As well as our own charging point on site you may well need to charge your car while you are out and about so its good to know where there are fast and reliable services.

The UK’s first bus depot to offer consumer electric vehicle (EV) charging is now open to the public to charge your car, at First Bus’ new purpose-built hub at Summercourt depot in Cornwall. The Summercourt charging hub is the first-of-its-kind for the bus industry, providing direct access for the public to rapid electric charging infrastructure for electric cars and vans. The site is easily accessible in a key location along the A30 corridor, a key tourist route into Cornwall, helping ease electric vehicle drivers’ EV range anxiety as they travel through the county.

Charge your car at Summercourt Charging Hub

Charge your car at Summercourt Charging Hub

The ‘turn up and charge’ hub offers:

  • Eight rapid chargers
  • Payment via contactless credit card, with no app or signup required, at 69p/kWh
  • Rapid charging rates of up to 150kW (average family car can be charged to 80% in around 30 minutes)
  • Open 06.00-22.00, 7 days a week
  • Refreshments, restrooms and waiting area available on site

Malcolm Bell, Executive Chairman, Visit Cornwall, added: “Visit Cornwall really welcomes this investment as we know that many people with EV are desperate to see an improvement in the charging infrastructure in Cornwall. Its proximity close to the A30 is excellent for not only local people but visitors making longer journeys.”

You can find other places to charge your car by consulting your own app or by using Zapmap.