Bury Council gets more chargers by Be.EV and new vans


Bury Council in Greater Manchester has appointed the EV charging network Be.EV to help them double the number of charge points in the regions. Thirty new EV charge points shall be installed with Be.EV funding the cost of over £9 million.

Be.EV is a network known mainly across the North West of England. The company is Transport for Greater Manchester’s preferred charging partner, therefore, drivers will already be familiar with their chargers in Bury and around GM, writes Be.EV.

There are 26 publicly available charging points across Bury, and the council wants to double this number over the next two years. More than 30 chargers are on order, and Be.EV says they will spread the chargers across over 20 public sites, such as town centre car parks. Most charging stations will be rapid or ultra-rapid, charging a typical EV to 80% in 20 minutes to an hour.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said this was a concessionary contract, so all up-front installation and operating costs were being undertaken by Be.EV, while the council would receive a rental income. “We will be working on getting the chargers in the ground as soon as possible, certainly later this year.”

In other news, Bury Council has ordered 15 electric delivery vans for its own fleet. Quinn called it a “major investment. The ZEV vans will replace ageing vehicles.

Bury Council is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2038. (network), (vans)


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