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Wiltshire council to discuss new EV plan

Wiltshire Council to decide on an updated electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure plan. 

At next weeks cabinet meeting (October 12), the council will consider a new EV charging infrastructure plan, which if approved would see the council working with local communities to increase the number of charging points in the country.

The council currently has 76 EV charging points in its car parks, which are operated and managed by BP Pulse. 

Many of these were installed several years ago and so to ensure a more reliable service, the council would upgrade these charge points with newer models. 

The plan also proposes the offering of grants to support parish, town and city councils to provide more charging points in council-operated car parks.

black charger plugged in on socket

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, the cabinet member for transport, said: ‘We know that some of the charging points in our car parks are not working, and we know how frustrating that can be for electric vehicle owners. That’s why we’re bringing forward this plan to replace the council’s current network with modern chargers and to work with local communities to help more people make the switch to electric vehicles.

‘If this plan is approved by Cabinet, we can move forward with the tender process and people can expect to see new machines in our car parks and more charging points installed throughout Wiltshire over future years.”

To find out more about EV charge points in Wiltshire, visit the council’s website

Photo by Ed Harvey

 

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