Swansea Council has received £6 million in funding from the Welsh Government to increase its electric vehicle infrastructure and other active transport investment, it has announced.
The news will mean that another 44 charging points at 15 locations across Swansea will be added to the 32 rapid stations that have already been put in place in public car parks.
Car parks at beach locations will all feature two electric charging points with popular community locations also added. City centre car parks will also see more of the equipment. Charging hubs are also being developed at planned new car parks in the city centre as part of Swansea Central regeneration plans and will include 25 new charging points.
Stuart Davies, Head of Highways and Transportation in Swansea Council, said: “The increase in electric charging infrastructure for motorists either already using electric cars or thinking of purchasing one is vital as we move into an era where electric cars are increasing.
“Our aim is to give confidence to motorists that they can travel around the city freely and easily access charging points to keep them on the move.
“It’s important to look at our future regeneration plans and look to incorporate charging facilities from the outset. This funding is helping with these future plans.”
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