District Council votes for charging points in its car parks

The District Council is trying to do its bit:

District Council looking to support uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles

 

It’s now committed to making it easier to charge electric cars:

 

East Devon car parks set for electricity charging points

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At a full district council meeting, members voted in favour of a motion calling for at least 10 charging points to be installed in each of the authority’s public car parks.

Speaking at the meeting, councillor Eleanor Rylance, who proposed the motion, said: “We need to break the deadlock that stops people buying electric vehicles. We want people to come to the area so we need to offer them the charging infrastructure and we can make it pay for itself eventually.”

Her motion said the council should prepare a costed five-year programme for at least 10 electrical charging points for cars and light vans in each car park, as part of its climate change action plan. This would apply to all the council’s principal car parks and the authority should assess the viability of charging points for all types of cycles.

East Devon car parks set for electricity charging points

 

And on Devon Live:

Electric charging points could be provided in all of East Devon’s main car parks

   
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