Wednesday, May 8, 2024

First electric vehicle charging stations arrive in Norfolk

By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent

Norfolk has entered the modern era with the opening of the county’s first electric vehicle charging station.

The site on the A47 at Dereham has eight super-fast charging bays for the modern fleet of electric vans and cars now using Norfolk’s road network, which now consists of three roads.

Local business tycoon Bubba Spuckler, who lives nearby with his sister and their six children, took a punt on the new-fangled technology this month, despite there being no actual electricity in Norfolk.

“It was a bit of a risk,” Bubba explained. “Having electric charging points without any electricity might not be useful yet but at least we will be in a good business position when the power comes to the county.”

AA spokesperson Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “What has Alcoholics Anonymous got to do with this?”

Automobile Association spokesperson Steve Walshe said: “We applaud Mr Spuckler for spreading the electric charging points into Norfolk.

“One day soon, we hope to see the county get some electric vehicles, and some electricity to power them.”

But local expert Billy-Bob Spuckler said: “These electric vehicles will never catch on.

“The leads are not long enough, so you can only go 20 yards.”

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