Two new electric vehicle charge points will soon be installed in Shropshire as part of a Highways England-funded scheme to ensure that 95% of England’s motorways and A-roads are within 20 miles of a charge point.
These two new rapid charge points, to be installed within the next few months in Shropshire Council’s Easthope car park in Church Stretton and a location yet to be confirmed in Ludlow, are a first for the council.
Simon Harris, Shropshire Council’s deputy cabinet member for transport, said, “The aim is to have an easy access for all to charge their vehicles, helping people to make longer journeys and reduce the anxiety of potentially running out of power. There are around 25 charge points across the county, but these are all on private land. It’s great that there will soon be more, and at no cost to the council.”
Keen to help improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions and save on costs, Shropshire Council is currently trialling a number of hybrid and fully electric vehicles within its own fleet.