Charger Type – 120 kW DC Electric Vehicle (EV) rapid charging stations.
Number of charging stations – Eight.
Location – You will find the Instavolt charging stations to the left of the Farm Shop.
Availability – The charging station will be available 24/7 – the Farm Shop and Bistro will not need to be open for people to charge their cars.
Features – The charging stations do not require a connection charge or subscription. Simply tap your payment card and pay for what you use.
Speed – There are eight 120kW Instavolt charging stations at Rhug and they are usually able to charge your car in less than an hour. They deliver a rapid charge allowing you to get back on the road as quick as possible. However, while at Rhug, why would you want to rush? You could try our selection of coffees, sit down for a delicious meal, take a stroll around our Farm Shop offering organic and local produce, or stretch your legs around our Farm Walk.
Sustainability – During periods of solar gain, the electricity supply will come directly from our solar panels located behind the Farm buildings. This aspect makes the charger highly sustainable, and very unusual.
Why introduce EV Charging to Rhug – The car brand Hyundai launched their new electric vehicle at Rhug late summer 2017, which saw numerous vehicles travel from Liverpool to North Wales. The success of the launch was huge, and so we at Rhug decided to purchase and commission a point of our own, so that we could offer this service to the passing traffic.
Today, road transport contributes about one-fifth of the European Union’s total emissions of carbon dioxide – and the emissions from road transport increased by nearly 23% between 1990 and 2010. At the same time, road transport is an integral part of everyday life in most parts of Europe. If climate change is to be tackled, then carbon emissions from road transport will have to be reduced. In its white paper on transport issued in 2011, the EU set a goal of reducing transport emissions by 60% by 2050 – this means a dramatic increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road and so Rhug are proud to be able to contribute and encourage this new way of living.