From June 1 2016 Herefordshire's council’s electric vehicle charge point network will be managed by Chargemaster under the brand name of POLAR.
From this date a POLAR card or access to a mobile phone will be required in order to use the charge points. Contact information will be on the charge points and the Chargemaster helpline is manned 24/7.
Information on membership and an application form can be found on the website www.polar-network.com, the POLAR network has charge points across the UK.
To continue its support of EV drivers in the county Herefordshire council will continue to offer free electricity and free parking whilst recharging at all its charge points.
For more information on the POLAR scheme and Chargemaster have a look at their website www.chargemasterplc.com.
The network of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCPs) in car parks across the country were funded through Plugged in Midlands and Choose how you move.
Plugged in Midlands is a regional scheme which was set up to introduce over 500 electric vehicle charging points across the Midlands. They provided the majority of funding for the charging points, they have now expanded and are part of the POLAR national network which is operated by Chargemaster Plc. See www.pluggedinmidlands.co.uk for further information.
Choose how you move is a Herefordshire council project which aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve quality of life through sustainable transport options. See www.herefordshire.gov.uk/choose-how-you-move for more information.
For more information on the Council’s charge point network please visit the Herefordshire Council electric vehicle webpage at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/evcp.