High-powered electric chargers installed at Killingworth Centre03/11/2020
Two high-powered electric car chargers have been installed at Killingworth Centre in Killingowrth, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The installation comes as leading commercial property and investment company LCP continues its commitment to add electric chargers across a number of its retail and industrial sites.
The firm, which manages the centre on behalf of Sheet Anchor Evolve (London) Ltd, one the LCP group of companies, is working with InstaVolt, which has supplied its ultra rapid chargers, which are capable of charging at 125kW – halving the time it would take drivers of compatible vehicles, such as the Audi e-tron, to charge compared to rapid 50kW chargers.
Three LCP sites have already benefitting from the chargers are The Stourbridge Estate, Stourbridge; Astle Retail Park, West Bromwich; and Boscomoor Shopping Centre, Penkridge, Staffordshire.
Andrew Barrett, retail director from LCP, said: “I’m pleased to unveil these new charging stations at Killingworth Shopping Centre, which enable drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles to top up quickly and efficiently. It was important for us to have future-proofed chargers that can be upgraded over time as battery technology evolves, which InstaVolt guarantees.”
The electric vehicle charging project is being undertaken at no cost to LCP as InstaVolt installs the chargers for free and maintains them for their lifetime. LCP also benefits from a regular rental income from InstaVolt for housing the chargers on its land.
The chargers are simple to use: drivers can pay with contactless credit or debit card or use a smart watch.
Anchored by an 80,000 sq ft Morrison’s supermarket, The Killingworth Centre comprises 30 retail units, including Poundland, Betfred, Deichmann, Wilkos and Card Factory. It also has a 1,200-space car park, which is free to use for visitors.