The Lake District National Park has installed a range of rapid charging points across the park as part of its plans to promote a ‘cleaner’ Lake District.

Charge point specialists Rolec and electrical engineers AMP EV were appointed to install 28 electric vehicle rapid charging points across Lake District National Park Authority’s locations.

The deployment of electric vehicle charging points is one of the authority’s low carbon projects to promote a cleaner and more sustainable environment across the Lake District and comes after it adopted a number of BMW i3s, ensuring that its fleet emits zero emissions.

And to support the fleet electrification plans LDNPA has opened up the charging network to the public.

Emma Moody, lead strategy advisor for recreational and sustainable transport at the Lake District National Park Authority, said: “We are showcasing what can be done in terms of travelling more sustainably and are leading by example by using electric vehicles for our staff to get out and about in the Lake District.

“We ask visitors to travel to and around the Lake District in a more environmentally friendly way, and this improved network of charging points throughout the Park makes travelling by electric vehicle easier and more convenient.

“Of course, we also have a variety of ways to get out of your car completely. With many walking and cycling routes, and a number of public transport options ranging from open top buses to boats, there’s lots of ways to explore our wonderful area.”

Frankie Mellon, head of EV charging at Rolec said: “The Lake District National Park Authority is a popular destination for UK and worldwide residents, so to see that the authority is placing an emphasis on electrification and charging infrastructure is indeed encouraging.

“We are delighted to have worked with AMP EV to deliver this exciting project, allowing Lake District National Park Authority’s fleet drivers and visitors to recharge their vehicle across their multiple sites.”