Fastned has opened its latest ultra-rapid EV charging station off the A12 at Martlesham Park & Ride, designed to cater for commuters in the Ipswich area.
The station initially comprises six charging bays, each of which is supplied by 100% renewable energy, and is capable of adding up to 300 miles of range to fully-electric cars in 20 minutes.
Fastned plans to open a further two charging bays later this summer.
Martlesham Park & Ride has a number of facilities, including a terminal building with a heated waiting area, local information points and toilets/baby change facilities.
The site, officially opened by the Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon Therese Coffey MP, is Fastned’s 14th in the UK.
It features a highly visible solar canopy that helps EV drivers to locate the site and stay dry while charging.
Easy-to-use ultra-rapid chargers, as well as a range of payment methods, mean drivers can charge easily and get back on the road as quickly as possible.
The new station opens as Fastned was ranked the joint best charging point operator in the UK, according to users of Zap-Map, the charge point mapping service.
Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager for Fastned, said it will play a role in providing fast, reliable and accessible charging to the growing number of EVs, including private and commercial vehicles.
He added, “Drivers in East Anglia can finally benefit from the UK’s best-rated EV charging experience.
“We are excited to welcome drivers from Martlesham and beyond to our highly visible, easy-to-use ultra rapid charging sites and get them back on the road”.