Electric vehicle charging points rev up

Image of an electric car being charged

25 September 2019

Image of an electric car being chargedA number of fast electric vehicle charging points will be installed in several council owned long stay car parks across the county following a successful bid for £100k worth of funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

The funding was awarded under a criteria which would enable charging points to be installed in areas, which could benefit residents who do not have a drive or garage, and park their electric vehicle on their street.  Chargers will also be open to the public or visitor use.

Councillor Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Asset, said:  "We are delighted to have been given the full amount available to help us kick start our journey towards future proofing our county and reducing carbon emissions.   The funding given will allow us to install charging points in nine of our car parks.  It signals the start of our Phase I programme which will see us begin to build up a network of charging points across the county and we'll be looking to lever in more funding to increase our provision going forward."

The charging points will ensure that both local residents and tourists with electric vehicles can access charging points at various locations throughout the county.

The nine car parks chosen for the Phase I installation are:

  • High Street Car Park, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6BG
  • The Groe Car Park, Builth Wells, LD2 3BL
  • Mount Street Car Park, Llanidloes, SY18 6BZ
  • Maengwyn Street Car Park, Machynlleth, SY20 8DY
  • Back Lane Car Park, Newtown, SY16 2NH
  • Church Street Car Park, Welshpool, SY21 7DD
  • Hereford Street Car Park, Presteigne, LD8 2AT
  • The Watton Car Park, Brecon, LD3 7ED

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