New funding provides electric charging boost in Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester Council has recently used two sources of funding to boost electric vehicle charging facilities across the borough.
Transportandenergy.com reports that new facilities are available across West Cheshire to allow residents and visitors to charge their electric vehicles in more locations, especially in areas where residents have no off-street parking.
The project has been delivered by council company Qwest Services in partnership with leading energy specialist, ENGIE, using funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and a Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) grant, along with match funding from the council.
As part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency and to improve local air quality across the borough, a total of 29 new EV chargepoints have been installed.
With the Government’s 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars just nine years away, the chargepoints will help residents, businesses and the council to start making the switch to electric vehicles.
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