Grant funds Swanley’s EV charge points

Two community venues in Swanley, Kent, are benefiting from new electric vehicle charge points via funding from UK Power Networks’ Green Recovery scheme.

The network operator has extended the electricity network at The Olympic, in Beechenlea Lane and The Alexandra Suite, in St Mary’s Road, enabling the connection of eight new charge points.

Opening the new chargers, Laura Trott MBE, MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley, said: “I am delighted Swanley has benefited from UK Power Networks’ £66 million Green Recovery scheme, which is supporting Government plans for a green industrial revolution. 

“By fast-tracking low carbon energy projects we are supporting the important drive to Net Zero carbon emissions and improving local air quality in the town for its residents.”

Ryan Hayman, Chief Executive of Swanley Town Council, said: “We are grateful to UK Power Networks for supporting this project through the Green Recovery scheme, enabling us to install our first new Electric Vehicles chargepoints, helping visitors to our venues from far and wide.

“This project will help drive a reduction in emissions and marks an important step in improving local air quality in our community.”

Adam Lakey, leading the projects for UK Power Networks, added: “We are delighted to be working closely with local authorities, community groups, bus and motorway service operators to make it as easy as possible to connect more low carbon technologies to the network, supporting the low carbon transition.”

UK Power Networks is delivering £66 million of ‘green recovery’ investment to support low carbon energy projects to achieve the Government’s Ten Point Plan towards Net Zero by 2050. A total of 86 schemes are being fast-tracked by the electricity company across a range of sites including Electric Vehicle charging hubs at motorway service stations, fleets of electric buses, community energy schemes and heat pumps. 

Image courtesy of UK Power Networks.

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