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HDC install new electric charging points

As part of Huntingdonshire District Council’s off-street car parking strategy, electric vehicle charging points are going to be installed as part of a phased rollout.

Following a public consultation last year, over 400 people responded to an online survey about electric vehicles and charging. One of the biggest barriers to owning an electric car were initial purchase cost, limited range and availability of charge points.

A mixture of 3kW and 7kW power charging points will be available in both short and long stay car parks run by the Council:

–       5 locations by the end of May (Phase 1)

–       8 more locations by the end of August (Phase 2)

Electricity supply in the car parks is 100% renewable and will cost customers 29per kWh, less than 10p a mile, with an hours charge providing 3 miles per kWh.

Once installed, the council will promote an easy to use app for customers to download.

Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment, Marge Beuttell said: “We are committed to supporting and encouraging environmentally friendly fuel and travel methods and our plans to install new electric vehicle charging points this year is a significant practical step to help reduce pollution and reliance on fossil fuels in Huntingdonshire.”

“Projects like this are a priority for the Council, having invested over £100,000 of funding so far.”

Following the initial installation of EV charging points, the Council will evaluate usage to inform future works.

Source:  HDC Press Release 12th Feb 2021