Expanding firm’s dream to bring electric cars to Boston

The ROLEC team
The ROLEC team

A design and manufacturing firm has announced plans to expand – and says it wants Boston to take steps to encourage electric car drivers.

Rolec Services, in Ralphs Lane, is ready to submit plans to Boston Borough Council to expand onto a site next to its current location in Frampton West.

That would see manufacturing space increase by 60 per cent and double the storage and welfare areas.

It will also include a new workshop, showroom, 15-man sales training facility and offices.

The news comes after the firm set up a fake electric car charger in Boston Market Place to promote their possible use in the borough.

General manager Darren North said: “Boston needs a couple of charging points. This is the future, it’s happening in different towns.”

He said the company is working with Boston College to install a charging point there and there already is one in place at Boston West Primary School.

A borough council spokesman told The Standard that the authority had explored installing electric charging points here, but said there were not enough vehicles in the county to recover the cost.

The authority will keep an eye on trials in the north east but funding to get a free electric vehicle for each authority in this region fell through.

Rolec hopes its plans will be passed and work can begin in the summer. The work should take up to nine months.