Gwent charging points completed

Work has been completed on eight new dual electric vehicle charging points in Blaenau Gwent, Wales.

The infrastructure is now available for public use and follows work that Gwent has taken alongside other councils on developing charging – including a share of £465,000 funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

In total 64 fast charge points are being installed across Gwent.

A joint bid was put together by the local authorities, supported by the Energy Saving Trust and submitted by Blaenau Gwent Council.

The project has also been supported by the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales.

Blaenau Gwent Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration & Economic Development, Councillor Dai Davies, said: “Our commitment as a Council to protecting our environment and helping to address the climate emergency remains strong, and we continue to support renewable energy and the move towards becoming a carbon neutral organisation in the future.

“The use of electric vehicles is very important in this vision and we’re delighted to have worked with partners across the region on this exciting project, which is a milestone in establishing an infrastructure across Gwent that will provide our residents with the opportunity to drive electric vehicles.”

The Council will also shortly be consulting over the introduction of Control of Use Orders for the bays in order to ensure they are used for the intended purpose of charging vehicles.

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