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No Charge! Free Parking For Electric Vehicles At Brindleyplace this Summer

Throughout August visitors and commuters travelling by electric vehicle
(EV) to Brindleyplace can park free for up to 8 hours whilst using the
charge points located within its Canalside Car Park.

The posts were installed by the Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission
Demonstrators (CABLED) consortium as part of the UK’s largest study into
low carbon vehicle use, which has been taking place on the streets of the
two cities.

Speaking on the launch of the offer CABLED Project Leader Neil Butcher,
from co-ordinating partner Arup, commented: “Our study clearly shows that
EVs offer a viable, practical urban transport solution and more communal
buildings, offices and public spaces should follow this example by
providing charging facilities for these vehicles.”

“Having gathered and analysed data concerning EV driver behaviour for the
past year, we have found that users are motivated by convenience and will
plug-in when they arrive at their destination (rather than waiting until
their battery is depleted). Coupled with the fact that the vehicles are
parked for around 97% of the time (23.3 hours each day) installing
charging infrastructure at multi-storey car parks like the one at
Brindleyplace offers a huge opportunity for both tourists and commuters to
top up.”

Home to over 8,500 tenants, an array of restaurants, hotels and
attractions, Brindleyplace is a thriving city-centre hub.

Fiona Loveland, Operations and Environmental Manager at Brindleyplace
added: “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and this
offer not only supports that aim but rewards and encourages like-minded
visitors for doing the same.

“With bars, restaurants, cafes, tourist attractions such as the SeaLife
Centre and neighbouring venues like, the National Indoor Arena and
International Convention Centre offering a wealth of ways to spend your
leisure time we are anticipating a busy summer.”

The charge points are on the 5th floor of the Canalside Car Park and
spaces can be pre-booked by calling the Brindleyplace Management Office
on 0121 643 6866.

As well as providing charging points for 4 cars, the Brindleyplace
Canalside Car Park provides one of the safest parking environments in the
city centre – being well-lit, having 54 close circuit television cameras
monitored 24 hours a day and regular security patrols.

For more information about Brindleyplace and parking visit
www.brindleyplace.com. Further details on the CABLED project can be found
at www.cabled.org.uk

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