The transport minister, Andrew Jones, has opened a rapid charging point at the Eden Project in Cornwall as part a 16-point network being installed across Devon and Cornwall this summer.

The public will be able to use the network to charge plug-in vehicles in as little as half an hour.

The Department for Transport provided grants totaling £765,000 for the network to ensure residents and tourists can have access to fast and convenient charging points.

“The new rapid chargepoint network continues our commitment to improving journeys in the south west, with a record investment in roads,” said transport minister, Andrew Jones. “This is part of our long-term economic plan to improve transport infrastructure and support jobs and opportunities in this beautiful area.”

The new locations are:

  • Newquay Cornwall Airport – will go live on 6 Augus
  • Eden project
  • Chiverton Cross (live date tbc)
  • Cornwall Gateway Services, Saltash (tbc)
  • Churchfield Car Park,¬†Camelford – August
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Tolvaddon – September
  • County Arms, Truro – August
  • Holbush Inn, St Austell – August
  • TIC Car Park, Bude – August
  • Whitehouse Services, A30, Okehampton – September
  • New Road North Car Park, Callington – August
  • Millpool Car Park, Looe – August
  • West End Motors, Bodmin – 6 August
  • Albany car park, Newquay – August
  • Quarry Car Park, Falmouth – September
  • Theatre Royal, Plymouth – August