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Sainsbury’s in Bury St Edmunds launches new electric charging bays





A supermarket chain has revealed its first electric charging hub in Suffolk after more than two months of building works.

Sainsbury’s, in Bedingfeld Way, Bury St Edmunds, has launched six charging bays for electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the town.

The new hub is the supermarket’s 47th Smart Charge location in the UK and the bays have been designed to be easily accessible for disabled customers as well as those with young children.

New electric vehicle charging bays have been revealed at Sainsbury's in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Sainsbury's
New electric vehicle charging bays have been revealed at Sainsbury's in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Sainsbury's
The car park was first fenced off in March. Picture: Submitted
The car park was first fenced off in March. Picture: Submitted

The installation works began in March and saw the car park’s spaces significantly reduced as a large area was fenced off.

Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s director of property, procurement and EV ventures, said: “We know that demand for speedy, reliable and sustainable EV charging facilities in the UK continues to grow – that’s why Sainsbury’s is rolling out Smart Charge, our new best-in-class ultra-rapid charging service, at supermarkets up and down the country.

“We hope EV drivers will enjoy the added convenience and choice our new Bury St Edmunds hub provides, giving them confidence that they can top up or do a full charge at our first Suffolk location.

The new service is the supermarket's first in Suffolk. Picture: Submitted
The new service is the supermarket's first in Suffolk. Picture: Submitted

“What’s more, they can even grab a coffee or pick up some groceries while they’re there.”

The new charging bays are ‘ultra-rapid’ which is the fastest type of EV charging currently available – allowing customers to charge EVs in as little as 30 minutes which provides enough power to travel up to 200 miles.