Northamptonshire County Cricket Club have installed four new electric car charging points at The County Ground.

One of the Club’s main values is to become a sustainable Club beyond 2024 and offering electric charging points at both gates contributes to this aim.

The charging points have also satisfied a demand from supporters, with the number of people who drive an electric vehicle rising every season.

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive, Ray Payne, said: “The introduction of four charging points for electric vehicles came about mostly due to County Ground spectators and events customers asking for the service on site, as opposed to driving to nearby charging points. With two points at both ground entrances, we have seen an immediate take up of the service.

This is the start of several plans that have been put into place to ensure that NCCC is becoming more sustainable.

It is part of the ground’s sustainability plan, we are currently exploring other options to reduce our carbon footprint. Supported by our colleagues at ECB, who have a sustainability plan for the whole game, they offer advice and experience in developing our own County plan.”

“We have plans for a reduction of our carbon footprint by 2024, with further developments extending beyond this date.

The charging points were supplied by Evbox, who ensured efficient installation and maintenance of the points.

“It has been great to work with Evbox to get electric charging points at the County Ground” said NCCC Commercial Manager Daniel Vernon.

“We have seen a great uptake in both staff and supporters utilising the points and it will hopefully encourage more and more people to invest in an electric vehicle over the coming years.”