The Source East free-to-use Electric Vehicle charging network was set up in the East of England in 2011 as part of the Government’s Plugged-in-Places scheme. It worked with a number of Local Authorities and private organisations to locate EV chargers. The free-to-use” Source East network has run much longer that the funded “Plugged-in-Place” programme.
Throughout 2016 and up to now, we have been working with ChargePoint Services Limited to migrate the network from the free to use to a more commercial “users pay” network. Given the experimental nature of the original network there have inevitably been a number of legacy chargers which cannot be absorbed into the new network.
During 2016-17, despite support from some local authorities, a large part of the financial cost of running the network has fallen back onto EValu8 and UHV. This is unsustainable and so the Source East network must close by 31st March 2017.