Bristol Energy to power new electric vehicle charging network ‘Revive’ in the South West

20 November 2019

Today Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset launch ‘Revive’, a new network of electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs in Bristol and the South West.

The charging points will provide EV users with Bristol Energy’s 100% renewable electricity, helping to lower transport emissions and improve air quality in the region.

Bristol is starting to see real infrastructural change in the city, helping us reach our carbon neutral ambition even faster. Bristol Energy is proud to be providing these charging points with 100% renewable electricity, sourced both locally and nationally.

Said Samantha Nicol, Head of Innovation at Bristol Energy.

The first hub of rapid charging points will open today in Eastville Park and will enable drivers to refuel their EV's to 80% in 30 minutes.

Revive is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which awarded the four West of England authorities £7.1million as part of the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) programme

Bristol City Council has taken on the running of the network with a new partnership of suppliers (Siemens, ChargePoint Services and Alfen) who look to install 120 public EV charging points across the region by 2021. The council hope the new charging points will promote the uptake of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport at Bristol City Council, said:

Revive will provide us with a critical service for residents and visitors - reliable EV charging.

The improvements will make it easier for more people to use electric vehicles, by providing more charge points across the West of England and a simplified payment system.

Enabling more people to switch to clean electric vehicles is one of our key strategies for addressing the climate emergency and delivering a carbon neutral Bristol by 2030.

Revive membership is free and charging will be on a pay-as-you-go basis. Revive members will also be able to charge at any GeniePoint charge point across the country.