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Recharge electric vehicles for free with faster chargers

Four new charging points for electric vehicles have been installed in East Herts Council's car park on The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford. The bays are fully marked up and ready for all to use.

After being awarded a grant by DEFRA, the council has invested in faster chargers which, depending on the vehicle model, can reduce the time it takes to recharge electric vehicles. To make the switch to electric vehicles even easier, at the moment, drivers won't have to pay to use the chargers, but the normal parking charges will still apply.

Graham McAndrew, executive member for environment and parking, said: "We are delighted to be able to provide somewhere for residents of Bishop's Stortford to charge their electric vehicles, free of charge, and we hope this encourages more people to consider switching to electric vehicles in the future.

"We are committed to tackling pollution in our district and this initiative is just one of the actions we are taking to improve air quality. We will also be introducing an electric car club to Bishop's Stortford and Hertford and hope to be able to share more details about this shortly."

Two further bays with charging points will be used by electric vehicle pool cars. These are currently being trialled by the council and will be made available for general use soon.




June 3 2019