Use of electric car charging points at Stansted Mountfitchet train station soars

PUBLISHED: 09:03 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:11 04 April 2018

Stansted Mountfitchet rail station. Picture: Saffron Photo

Stansted Mountfitchet rail station. Picture: Saffron Photo

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More people than ever before are using electric car charging points at the train stations in Stansted Mountfitchet, Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow, according to new figures from Greater Anglia.

Greater Anglia has two electric car charging points in the car parks at the three stations and figures show that usage has increased by nearly 70 percent over the past two years, with drivers using enough electricity to keep an electric car on the road for more than five years.

Electricity usage at Stansted Mountfitchet train station increased from 12kWh in 2016 to 181kWh in 2017.

Jay Thompson, Greater Anglia’s head of safety, security and sustainability, said: “There is a range of ways for people to get to our stations, and we are pleased that more and more people are making use of the electric car charging points.

“Some stations are used more than others - Bishop’s Stortford has the most-used electric charging points on the Greater Anglia network.

“However, usage at some stations - particularly Stansted Mountfitchet and Hertford East – is low, and I would like to remind passengers that we have these brilliant facilities which they are welcome to use.”

The kWh of electricity used to charge electric cars in Bishop’s Stortford increased from 3,963 in 2016 to 8,693 in 2017 and from 482 to 1,758 in Harlow.

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