Flintshire Council to Increase Electric Car Charging Points
Flintshire council plans to help increase the number of electric car charging points and ensure its electricity network can meet the extra demand.
21:04 13 January 2019
Flintshire Council has confirmed plans to take a leading role in improving the availability of electric car charging points. It said that it will provide assistance to various organisations who wish to set up charging points and ensure that its electricity network can meet the extra demand.
Steve Jones, chief officer for streetscene and transportation, said: “There has been a significant increase in electric vehicle ownership over the last five years, with many businesses and public sector organisations investing in electric vehicles and facilitating public electric vehicle charging networks.
“This is in response to government policy, as well as the wider drive to reduce carbon emissions, costs and develop sustainable travel.
“Despite advancements in both national and regional policy, the installation of associated charging infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapid increase of electric vehicles now appearing on UK roads.
“It is therefore essential for the council to engage with the new technologies in order to reduce the risk of public abandonment in terms of tourism, residential development and business growth.”
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