New public EV charging for Wales

Caerphilly and five other Gwent local authorities have been awarded a share of Office for Low Emissions Vehicles cash worth £459,000.

The money will be used to create electric charging infrastructure across Gwent with 67 fast charge points to be installed in the area.

Some 17 dual electric vehicle 22kW fast charging units in 11 car parks will be installed in Caerphilly County Borough Council.

The news, which comes during Wales Climate Week, comes following a joint bid of the local authorities with the Energy Saving Trust. The project has also been supported by the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales.

Cllr John Ridgewell, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said “We’re pleased to announce, during Wales Climate Week, that this work is underway. 

“Lowering carbon emissions is a key priority for the Council; we hope that the new charging points will encourage more residents to consider purchasing electric vehicles, as well as assisting current owners.”

The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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