08 Sep 2012

EV Charging Stations in Cornwall

Chris Hussey

Having personally sighted only one electric vehicle charging point in Cornwall (at the Eden Project), I picked up on an article in the most recent West Briton (6/9/2012).  It reported how a B&B at Penhallow (Homestead Farm) had installed a charging station for guests – and the equipment had been given to them by Zero Carbon World.  This organisation is a registered charity that donates charging stations to hotels, B&Bs, and other leisure oriented businesses.  Any business that takes up the offer must still pay for the installation, but all the equipment is free of charge.  Zero Carbon World’s website has a searchable map giving access to a national database of charging stations.  Nearest one to Constantine appears to be on the Trelowarren estate.

Zero Carbon World, founded by Kevin Sharpe, states that it aims ” …to clear the confusion, bureaucracy and profiteering surrounding decarbonisation.  It is our vision to live in a sustainable and equitable decarbonised society.”