Revive, a new council-owned public EV charging network in the West of England, officially launched on Wednesday 20 November, to coincide with the opening of the region’s first electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Eastville Park.

The charging hub in Eastville Park is the first of four planned for the region, each housing four to eight rapid-charge connections that can charge an EV up to 80% from 30 minutes’ charging. A new toilet block is also being installed at the location, as well as bird and bat boxes and several new trees.

120 new or replacement charge point connections will be installed across the region over the next year. The majority of these new charge points will be supplied with 100% renewable energy provided by Bristol Energy, Bristol City Council’s own energy supply company.

A map of existing, planned and suggested charge point locations is also now available.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport at Bristol City Council, said: “Revive will provide us with a critical service for residents and visitors – reliable EV charging.

“The improvements will make it easier for more people to use electric vehicles, by providing more charge points across the West of England and a simplified payment system.

“Revive contributes to our One City vision of improving sustainable transport options for Bristol, alongside electric car clubs, electric freight deliveries, more electric vans in council fleets and electric taxis. Electric vehicles also help us improve air quality in Bristol, as they do not produce tailpipe emissions when running.

“Enabling more people to switch to clean electric vehicles is one of our key strategies for addressing the climate emergency and delivering a carbon neutral Bristol by 2030.”

Sign up to the network on the Revive website. Revive membership is free and charging will be on a pay-as-you-go basis. Revive members will also be able to charge at any GeniePoint charge point across the country.

Cllr Kye Dudd at the new Eastville Park charging hub
Cllr Kye Dudd at the new Eastville Park charging hub
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