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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Castle Rock adds vehicle charging point at West Bridgford pub

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Castle Rock Brewery has introduced electric car charging points at two of its Nottingham area pubs in a partnership with Leeds-based Alfa Power.

The first, at The Embankment pub and restaurant at Trent Bridge, is thought to be the fastest available in the East Midlands, charging at 70Kw an hour.

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Manager Triss Siddons says, “This is a great addition to our facilities. In the 20 minutes it takes for breakfast or a light lunch, 90 miles can be added to the car’s range and since it went live there’s been a steady build up in use.”

Vicki Saxby, Castle Rock Brewery’s operations director, said: “We have been working to reduce our ecological footprint for many years and the addition of charging facilities at the Embankment and the Poppy and Pint, in nearby Lady Bay, is a commitment to our collective future when electric vehicles become the norm.”

Alfa Power business development director Zuber Patel said: “We’re happy to be working with such a forward-thinking organisation that is keen to contribute towards corporate social responsibility while providing an additional service to its customers and the people of Nottingham.”

The charging bays at the Poppy & Pint and the Embankment provide access for up to four vehicles at a time. The cost, at 25p per KwH, makes travel costs 65 per cent less than by traditional oil-powered vehicles.

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