eCar Club Demonstrator at Ashland Lakes, Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Council is committed to tackling climate change. As part of its commitment to acting as an enabler of sustainable innovation, the Council is one of the first Local Authorities to support the trial of a pioneering car club in the community charging hub of Ashland Lakes.

The electric car club will demonstrate the latest wireless charging technologies for Electric Vehicles. Instead of plugging a car into a standard charging pillar, there is an electrical induction charging pad set into the ground, avoiding trip hazard wiring and charge-points cluttering the car park and/or the street. With this new exciting innovative trial, the pad can only be activated when an electric car (installed with the specialised induction pad) parks over it.

Because existing electric cars do not have wireless charging, three adapted electric cars will be made available for hire, so that residents can try it out and become familiar with how to charge it using the wireless induction pad.

The OSRIC car club is managed by hiyacar – Once you have signed up at the hiyacar website, you will be able to use your mobile phone to unlock the OSRIC cars in the Ashland Lakes community charging hub .

Here is a link to our Frequently Asked Questions .

Your opinion about existing and future charging point infrastructure for EVs is very important for us. One of the main objectives of the OSRIC demonstrator is to learn more about how to install the right infrastructure in the right places to create a charging network that will work for the residents of Milton Keynes.

You can help us and have your say by completing an online survey. If you are an EV driver, please click HERE. If you don’t currently drive an EV but you are interested in the future of EV charging, please click HERE.