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Dorset Town Opens Electric Car Charging Station

Electric Car Charger

7:52am 11th January 2013

A Dorset seaside town is amping up its green profile.

Lyme Regis now has an electric car charging station.

There are two charging points at Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant which are free to use for Hotel guests staying overnight.  The facility has been donated by Zero Carbon World.

Kathryn Haskins, Owner of the Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant commented:  "We are so pleased to be adding to the green credentials of the Alex and hope that the car charging station will attract new visitors to the town who might not otherwise come here. The stations are for everyone to use so stopping off in Lyme Regis is now greener and easier."

As the only public electric car charging station in Lyme Regis the service provides an important 'life line' for those with electric cars wishing to visit this area of the Jurassic Coast.

There are two car charging points available at the Alexandra and all EV (Electric Vehicles) can use them. The Type 2 Charging Station takes approximately three hours to charge or overnight with the 3 pin plug.

Executive Director, John Firrell, Considerate Hoteliers Association, who lives locally, said:  "I am delighted to be here supporting Zero Carbon World, Westover Group and of course the Considerate Hotelier member, the Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant in their combined efforts to provide an electric car charging station in this area of Dorset. Reducing carbon emissions is such an important area for us to concentrate on if we are to make a positive impact on the beautiful environment around us."

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