West Suffolk Councils Encourage Electric Vehicles
A Suffolk local authority takes measures to encourage more residents to switch to electric vehicles by promoting its benefits.
19:11 12 August 2018
West Suffolk Councils are hoping to encourage more residents and businesses to switch to electric vehicles. On August 25, they will be holding an Electric Vehicle (EV) roadshow in the arc shopping centre at Bury St Edmunds to present the financial and environmental benefits of EVs. They are also set to announce a pilot scheme to help residents charge their EVs outside their own homes.
Cllr Alaric Pugh, cabinet member for planning and growth at St Edmundsbury Borough Council said: “There is no doubt that EVs are the future. The Government intends to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2040 but we want to make that choice easier for our residents and businesses now.
“We recognise that given West Suffolk is a beautiful rural area, for many people, some journeys aren’t always possible by any other means than by car. So while we continue to encourage people to walk, cycle, or use public transport where we can, we are realistic that many of us use cars and so we are taking the initiative to make EV an easier choice by making charging points more readily available.”