York’s new electric vehicle HyperHub at Monks Cross is now open.
For a limited time, the new site won’t be charging for electricity in a bid to test the new technology and encourage residents and visitors to visit the new site.
Monks Cross HyperHub is one of the largest charging hubs in Northern England with four 175kW ultra-rapid chargers, four 50kW rapid chargers, with an adjacent area having 30 7kW chargepoints. A solar canopy allows the site to generate renewable energy which can be stored in batteries.
The unique project is the result of a partnership between City of York Council and EvoEnergy.
Cllr Keith Aspden, leader of City of York Council, said: “York is now proud to be the home of one of the largest electric vehicle charging hubs in Northern England.
“The new Hyperhubs not only offer sustainability, convenience and speed but are also one the cheapest places in the UK for Rapid and Ultra Rapid charging (25 pence per kWh).
“Our Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy and work with EvoEnergy are key to the success of this project. The HyperHubs are just the latest part of city wide work to support more sustainable travel and our efforts to make York cleaner and greener.”
Cllr Andy D’Agorne, deputy leader of City of York Council, added: “York’s HyperHubs will allow electric vehicle drivers to charge easily and quickly using renewable energy. This will help to reduce emissions and improve York’s air quality, supporting our ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2030.
“Over the past few years, electric vehicle technology has progressed at pace, with many drivers switching to these next generation cars. To enable the use of electric vehicles the right infrastructure is crucial, so I’m delighted to see these new sites open alongside other council car park chargers.”
Jonathan Roper, senior design engineer at EvoEnergy, added: “The York HyperHubs, with elements such as rapid and ultra-rapid chargers, solar energy generation and battery storage, act as a technology showcase.
“Combined with GridBeyond’s management of the battery for participation in grid balancing services, the sites actually help to strengthen the electricity grid and will allow the latest electric vehicles – and the next generation of EVs – to charge in a hassle-free way, helping to reduce emissions from road transport in York.”