Tuesday, October 04, 2022


Four new electric vehicle charging bays are now being installed in Brigg.
They will be located on the edge of North Lincolnshire Council's Old Courts Road car park, near the Barnard Court offices.
Preliminary work has started (see picture above) and it's hoped to have them "fully energised" by end of October.
The bays will offer fast (22kw) charging for EVs and will be operated by Swarco E.Connect.


In the latest issue of its free newspaper NewsDirect (recently delivered to local homes) North Lincolnshire Council says new chargers had already been installed in Scunthorpe, with others would follow in Ashby, Brigg, Barton, Crowle and Epworth.
The council explains these chargers are part-funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.
Our local authority notes: "An RFID card is needed for access. Go to www.swarcoeconnect.org which also had tariff and availability details."
Brigg Blog has checked this out -  RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Card and is a way of paying for charging sessions. RFID cards are uniquely linked to each driver's account and give secure access to the network through a small plastic card.
Tesco became the first retailer in Brigg to provide EV charging bays for customers in September 2020, to join a couple added much earlier by North Lincolnshire Council on the edge of the Angel car park.

PICTURED: Above - preliminary work for the new EV charging bays near Old Courts Road. Below - a vehicle being charged as one of the council's existing points in the car park behind the Angel building.