Green light given to green move as EV charging points added at Aintree

Twenty-six electric vehicle (EV) charging points are now open for use to staff, visitors and patients at Aintree University Hospital.

The spaces are located in car park eight, which is located to the rear of the multi-storey car park and Therapies Building. Please see map for reference.

Paul Fitzpatrick, Director of Estates and Facilities at Liverpool University Hospitals, said: “We are committed to becoming more sustainable and I’m pleased we can now provide an increase on the six charging points initially installed in our multi-storey car park.

“Aintree receives a high volume of traffic with thousands visiting the site each day. We have seen an increase in electric vehicle use and feel this move to better serve our service users and providers and environment makes perfect sense.”

From Wednesday the 9th of December, those wishing to use the EV charging points will need to register and create a free account with Pod-Point, either via their website or app, which is available on iOS and Android.

All EV charging points will be free of charge until Thursday 1 April 2021, after that an economical financial charging system will be introduced.

The charging regime will be monitored to ensure that spaces are for active charging of vehicles and not a place to park. The review will monitor automatic number-plate recognition, the user logged in, the amount of electric charging delivered and the time each vehicle is parked in the space. This will help support people who are considering an electric vehicle but cannot easily access charging points at home, as well as users of plug-in-hybrid vehicles who would otherwise switch to petrochemical fuel on their onward journey.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Mike Hill, Head of Estates, on 0151 529 2433.