Harrogate Borough Council to install new electric vehicle charging points

Harrogate Borough Council is to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a number of car parks across the Harrogate district.

In the New Year, the council is due to submit a report seeking approval to appoint a contractor who will install charging points across the area.

The council has, and will, continue to install charging points at council sites to support the electrification of fleet vehicles in line with the council’s Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) strategy.

To support the exponential growth of EVs across the Harrogate district, all new housing developments in the district are also to be equipped with charging points and a dedicated electric circuit to supply the demand.

Councillor Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for carbon reduction and sustainability, said: “The Harrogate district has seen a rapid uptake in the purchase of electric vehicles, outstripping all other districts in North Yorkshire.

“If we are to achieve our ambition of net zero by 2038 it is important we support those residents that have the ability to purchase electric cars, while also encouraging more cycling and walking.

“These new charging points will support the uptake in electric vehicles for both our residents and our visitor economy.”

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