Leader of Peterborough City Council, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, recently confirmed that £450,000 had been committed up to April 2024 for the installation of new EV charge points.
Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, said: “It’s certainly something that the council is keen to improve because we all recognise the climate change agenda. The council has committed to a carbon zero target by 2030.
“We have a small but growing network of electric vehicle charging points in the city centre. We’ve also got some funding set aside for that in the next two financial years. We put electric vehicle charging high on our agenda. We’re a green, clean council.”
“We have a net zero carbon goal by 2030 because the council takes climate change seriously. We recognise the climate change emergency and we’re already delivering. I want to up efforts so people feel confident we’re doing all we can.”
Peterborough City council has recently taken on a lease for an electric car for the Mayor of Peterborough, and has also ordered electric food waste vehicles – trialling lower emission fuels for waste collections which could reduce the amount of carbon used by 80%.