More electric charging points for North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 February 2016

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Charging points for electric cars will be installed around North Somerset, thanks to £1.3million in funding.

North Somerset Council successfully bid for the money from the Government’s Office of Low Emissions.

The grant will be used to more than double the number of charging points in North Somerset, from 22 to about 50.

Car parks in Clevedon, sites along the seafront in Clevedon and Portishead, and Royal Portbury Docks have all be named as possible sites for them.

Charging points may also go at Castlewood in Clevedon, Nailsea town centre and Bristol Airport.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader of the council and executive member for highways and transport, welcomed the announcement.

He said: “The funding is great news for North Somerset.

“We have an excellent track record of sustainable travel initiatives and this will enable us to deliver more innovative schemes so that ultra-low emission vehicles are seen as a real, viable travel solution.”


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