Wirral Council to install 40 new EV charging points
A pilot project will see on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points, installed by SSE Enterprise, in Wirral for the first time.
TransportandEnergy.com reports that Wirral Council is about to start work on installing 40 new charging points in parts of Wallasey and Hoylake to make it easier for owners of electric or hybrid vehicles to stay charged up and to encourage more people to consider moving away from petrol and diesel.
The £100,000 scheme is being funded by a grant from OZEV – the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, formerly known as OLEV – and Wirral Council.
The charging points will be installed by the council’s contractor, SSE Enterprise, and residents will be able to use them once they are all installed and switched on from October this year.
There's still time to register for the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's (LCRIG) first #AsktheDfT event of 2022. Members are invited to put their questions about active travel directly to senior personnel from the Department for Transport (DfT) but must submit questions in advance of the session which is taking place on 8 February.
Executive county councillors today unanimously supported a revised 20mph speed limit policy for North Yorkshire that will place a greater focus on active, sustainable travel, such as cycling and walking, and encouraging a sense of place.