Shropshire motorists who have been quickest on the uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles will see more on-street charging points coming to their towns.

Latest update from Shropshire Newsroom:

A successful bid for Government funding has landed Shropshire Council almost £1m to install more on-street electric vehicle charging points in its communities.

A total of £902,940 has been awarded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, with support of the Energy Saving Trust, to enable the installation of on-street charge points for local residents wishing to charge their plug-in electric vehicles.

The new sites will raise Shropshire from 65th out of 375 local authorities for the number of public charge points available, to 11th place – or within the top three per cent nationwide.

Measures to install the charging points have now been agreed by Shropshire Council, and the towns expected to have the largest number of plug-in vehicles on their roads will be targeted.

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for climate change, environment and transport, said:-

“We are working with our partners Connected Kerb to bring these on-street charging points to the towns where the demand is likely to be the greatest.

“We’re committed to improving and developing infrastructure to enable residents and businesses to lead more sustainable and self-sufficient lives, which in turn helps reduce the impacts of climate change on our environment. Providing more electric vehicle charging points that are accessible to all motorists is just one of the ways we are delivering on this priority.

“This is one of the biggest awards to have been made to any council under the on-street residential charging points scheme from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles, and it means we can add 270 more charge points to our streets and car parks to benefit the growing number of hybrid and EV owners in the county.”

Quoted from Shropshire Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Towns set to gain on-street electric vehicle charging points and raise Shropshire’s rankings for most provision – Shropshire Council Newsroom

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Caroline Talbot
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