AN ELECTRIC vehicle (EV) charging hub in Rhyl has reached its first anniversary by providing thousands of green miles for motorists.

Funded by Welsh Government, the 36-vehicle capacity hub at West Kinmel Street car park provides a mix of “fast” 7kW and “rapid” 50kW chargers.

Since becoming operational a year ago, the hub has provided more than 250,000 miles of greener transport for motorists who have used the site.

That’s equivalent to roughly 10 times around the earth, or a one-way trip to the moon.


We visit the UK's second-biggest electric vehicle charging hub in Rhyl

The charging units at the hub have also provided more than 76,000kWhs for EVs stopping at the car park.

Cllr Barry Mellor, lead member for environment and transport said: “The facility funded by Welsh Government is designed to help those in the area who don’t have off-street parking and want to make the move to greener and more long-term cost-effective travelling and maintenance that an EV can provide.

“The hub is also here to support local businesses by allowing for those travelling in the area to charge their cars and discover what Rhyl and the surrounding communities have to offer.

“As EV ownership continues to grow to provide a more greener mode of transportation, this hub, along with our EV charging network across the county’s towns will continue to provide many more green miles for residents and visitors alike.”

Three of the hub parking bays and charging units are specifically allocated for disabled users.

The charging units also offer a range of bilingual payment options including, contactless card, app-driven and RFID card.

Daytime and peak time users will still pay for a parking space at the hub, but the electric vehicle bays will have no parking charges levied between 5pm and 8am, as per the rest of the car park.

Charging prices can be found on the charge station’s screens or by visiting the online Swarco E Connect map.