Electric Blue has installed EV fast charging points in a car park next to the busiest leisure centre and park in St Albans.
The three dual charging points, which can be used by up to six vehicles at time, have been placed at Westminster Lodge car park as part of a pilot scheme by St Albans City and District Council.
Electric Blue, which is based in St Albans, will also maintain and operate the chargers on the council’s behalf
To pay and use the points, which provide up to 30 miles of range for each hour of charge, motorists need to download Electric Blue’s app.
There is no connection or subscription fee and no minimum spend.
With support from the Energy Saving Trust, the Council obtained 75% of the cost of the £17,000 project from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
Electric Blue’s Chief Executive Officer Dan O’Hara said, “We’re thrilled to be supporting the team in St Albans on their mission to create a carbon neutral city.
“They’re a particularly important partnership for us as this is our home city, a city we love and chose as the base for our business.
“Our mission at Electric Blue is to help reduce our collective carbon footprint and improve the air quality in our towns and cities.
“The installation of more electric charging points is another great step towards a greener and cleaner future.
“We hope that today’s three new dual chargers in the city at Westminster Lodge on top of those we installed in the city last year will encourage more drivers to switch to electric vehicles and ultimately help deliver cleaner air for everyone in St Albans.”
The council intends to install further points across the district once it has evaluated the outcome of the trial.