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Electric Vehicle Charge Points switched on in North Walsham
Date published: 10th December 2021
The Electric Vehicle Charge Points (EVCPs) are now live in North Walsham
The charging points, situated in the Bank Loke car park, are among 34 charging points across the district.
Following a successful bid to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (now Office for Zero Emission Vehicles), the Council was awarded the funding to develop them across owned car parks.
The charging points can be found in the following car parks:
- Stearman’s Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea
- Albert Street, Holt
- Morris Street, Sheringham
- Queens Road, Fakenham
- Meadow Road, Cromer
There are also electric vehicle charge points at the Council Offices in Cromer.
Cllr Nigel Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, Climate Change & Environment said:
“Electric Vehicles represent a sustainable future growing ever closer – ownership is rising in the UK and will continue to do so as more affordable options enter the market.
We are very pleased we can accommodate these drivers and encourage a more sustainable method of travel’
In 2020, over 10 million electric vehicles were purchased globally, with the UK reporting 176,000 registered electric vehicles; this was matched by an increase in electric vehicle charging points, with 6,200 reported installations.
The Council will look at the feasibility of extending EVCPs into smaller towns, and may apply for any funding which becomes available in the future to increase the provision of charging points
As well as the implementation of EVCPs, the Council recently purchased a fleet of electric vehicles, which are used by waste contractors Serco, allowing for sustainable operation in the district.
Find out more about electric vehicle charging in North Norfolk
To find out more about the move towards electric vehicles nationally, visit the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.
Last updated: 10th December 2021