Monday, 10 December 2012

Free charge for electric cars at council car park

Drivers can recharge their electric cars for free during the winter months.

Central Beds Council has installed an electric car parking charging pointing at its headquarters in Chicksands.

Two electric vehicles can be charged at any one time using the charging posts. And until March 2013 members of the public can charge their cars for free thanks to national funding.

Councillor Maurice Jones, executive member of corporate resources and Richard Carr, chief executive of the council, launched the charging point on Monday, November 12.

Mr Jones said: “This charging point is an exciting milestone in promoting the uptake of low emission vehicles as part of our plan to improve sustainable transport in Central Bedfordshire.

“We want our staff to travel sustainably as well as our residents and businesses and we hope this can be the first of many electric vehicle points in our office carparks.”

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