Oswestry Town Council has opened two electric vehicle charging points in the town’s central car park.
The new rapid charging points are run by InstaVolt and cost £0.35 per kWh to use. The points, like many provided by local authorities, have no connection fee and no monthly membership fee.
Vehicles using the points will need to pay for car parking like other ICE vehicles. The Council considered a number of options after it adopted a notice of motion by Councillor Paul Milner.
Instavolt were selected because of their pay as you use approach, the quality of the product, and their proposal to put in rapid chargers.
Councillor Duncan Kerr, Mayor of Oswestry, said: “These units will improve the accessibility to the town for electric vehicles driven by visitors and residents alike. Their opening shows our commitment to reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment.
“Oswestry is in a strategically important location and there are very few charging points in town centres in the area – we would like to encourage electric vehicle drivers to stop off and charge up in Oswestry and take some time to explore our wonderful town.”