Another place to charge your car
There is now a place at the petrol station to power up your electric car in Tunbridge Wells - bringing the total number of charging points in west Kent to 18.
A Shell Recharge point opened at St John’s on Thursday. The power point, in St John’s Road, will be compatible with most electric vehicles and batteries can be charged by 80% in half an hour. There are no subscription fees but it will set drivers back 25p per kWh. To charge a 30kWh Nissan Leaf, for instance, it would cost £7.50.
Jane Lindsay-Green, a manager at Shell said: “We are delighted to bring Shell Recharge to our customers. The service provides electric vehicle drivers with a convenient way to charge their cars on-the-go and at Shell St Johns they can also pick up a snack and use the free Wi-Fi while they wait.”
Elsewhere in Tunbridge Wells there are seven public charging points. The town is followed by Maidstone, which has five. Tonbridge and Aylesford each have two, and both Marden and Kings Hill have one.