'High-powered' electric vehicle charging points approved on edge of city
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The application to install six new electric vehicle (EV) charging points on the outskirts of Norwich has been approved.
EV network firm Ionity, a joint venture founded by BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen, submitted plans with South Norfolk District Council to install the "high-powered" charging points at Thickthorn Services.
Ionity said the new stations would offer more power and a faster speed of charging than the nearest alternative, in Little Melton, and would fill a gap in an "underserved" area where the A47 and A11 meet.
Planners at SNDC gave the go-ahead to the installation of the charging points, a transformer unit and power cabinets on Monday, January 18, and specified that the work must begin within the next three years.
It comes after UK Power Networks announced a new scheme to attract more EV charging point firms to invest in the city.