24 electric vehicle charging bays will be installed across the district after securing £77,000 in grant funding.
The project is hoped to be completed by spring 2021 and forms part of Blaby District Council’s commitment to developing a comprehensive electric vehicle charging infrastructure, a key point in the Council’s Carbon Neutral Action Plan.
£77,000 in funding for the project has come from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and their On-street residential chargepoint scheme. The rest of the funding will come from Electric Blue Ltd, who will oversee and manage the installation of the chargers.
The twelve 7kw twin chargers will be placed in car parks across the district to increase Council’s car park offering and ensure electric vehicles are accessible to all, especially residents who may not have the access to a charging point at home.
Charging points will be located in:
- Leicester Road, Narborough
- Weavers Court, Narborough
- Enderby Road, Blaby
Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Regulatory Services, said: “This funding is a brilliant first step on our ambitious plans to see the District of Blaby become carbon neutral by 2050.
“The rise of electric vehicles on our roads is increasing rapidly. We want to ensure that charging electric vehicles is accessible to as many people as possible, this includes residents who would usually struggle to access charging points where they live.
“We hope that this scheme encourages more people make the switch to electric vehicles, which will reduce carbon emissions, traffic noise and improve our air quality.”
More information about Blaby District Council’s Climate Change Strategy can be found on www.blaby.gov.uk.