Wales’ largest EV charging facility opens at National Library of Wales
21 November 2023
Locals, visitors and library staff in Aberystwyth now have access to Wales’ biggest EV charging site thanks to a new hub with 40 charging points – including ten rapid Tritium 75kW DC charging points – at the National Library of Wales.
- New retail EV charging site in Aberystwyth –Wales’ biggest to date - will enable up to 40 vehicles to charge simultaneously.
- The retail site located at the National Library of Wales brings much-needed charging capacity to mid-Wales as the nation aims for 4,000 EV chargers by 2030.
- It includes eight rapid (DC) connectors for public access and two rapid (DC) connectors for staff access, enabling a 20% - 80% state of charge within a 40-minute charge.
Whilst your car is charging you could use your time to:
- take a quick peek at the Library’s exhibitions, including the Wales Women’s Peace Petition of 1923;
- view clips from historic television programmes in the Wales Broadcast Archive Centre;
- have a cup of tea or coffee and a fresh cake in Pen Dinas Café;
- buy some Christmas presents and cards in the shop.
The charging hub will benefit local electric vehicle owners, including customers of nearby towns and villages, as well as attract tourists who are either visiting or passing through Aberystwyth. This rollout will allow EV drivers to visit the shop and browse the library while they wait for their electric vehicle to complete a charge cycle, which in turn will increase visitors through the library’s doors to support the institution.
The Tritium rapid chargers on the site have been procured and installed by Trydan Will Davey Electrical, a professional NICEIC approved electrical contractor. The National Library of Wales will be the charge point operator (CPO) of the site and will therefore manage day-to-day operations for each of the new chargers, providing a seamless and reliable charging experience for EV drivers.
Pedr ap Llwyd, Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Wales said:
“This is a major step forward in our offer to visitors and in achieving our well-being goals set out in our Strategic Plan in line with the Future Generations Act. We are proud to have worked with Tritium to secure the largest EV facility in Wales to date and will welcome all who wish to use the charging facilities as well as using that time to visit our exhibitions, café, and shop.”
Jane Hunter, CEO, Tritium said:
“While the UK Government has now confirmed plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, the rollout of EV charging infrastructure must continue to accelerate to meet their target to install 300,000 public charging stations by 2030. Wales has a major role to play in this acceleration so that the whole of the UK transport network is electrified, allowing drivers to traverse the country”
“Our latest installation at the National Library of Wales brings much-needed fast chargers to Wales, and Tritium is proud to be part of a solution that is encouraging both sustainable travel and opportunity charging at this national landmark in Aberystwyth”
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About the National Library of Wales
Full details on charging and fees at the National Library site:
The National Library of Wales is one of the great libraries of the world. Located in Aberystwyth, it is the home of the story of Wales.
Opened in 1907, the Library is the centre of research into the culture and heritage of Wales and the Celtic nations. The purpose of the Library is to make our culture and heritage accessible for everyone to learn, research and enjoy. We are a legal deposit library, which means we are entitled to a copy of every print publication in Britain and Ireland, but our collections also include the following
- 7,000,000 feet of film
- 250,000 hours of video
- 7,000,000 books and newspapers
- 40,000 manuscripts
- 1,500,000 maps
- 150,000 hours of sound
- 950,000 photographs
- 60,000 works of art
- 1,900 cubic meters of archives
You can search the collections online and find further information along with a list of resources on our website: https://www.library.wales/catalogues-searching/catalogues/specialist-catalogues