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OZEV funding for Blaby District Council’s new electric vehicle chargers

Work to install 24 electric vehicle charging points in four Blaby District Council owned car parks in Leicestershire  is underway due to £77,000 worth of funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

The car parks in Blaby and Narborough will share the 12 7kWh twin chargers and will see each charger using innovative technology, which will increase the potential capacity of the charging network.

Work to install the chargers began on Thursday 11 March and is expected to be completed over the next few weeks.

With electric vehicle sales on the rise in the UK, the move forms an important part of Blaby District Council’s Climate Change Strategy and will facilitate the transition to a low carbon transport network.

The four car parks in the district were chosen to help provide access to electric vehicle chargers for residents who are not able to install home chargers.

Commenting, Blaby District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Regulatory Services, Councillor Sharon Coe said: “We are so pleased to start this important work that modernises our car parks and enables residents to access electric vehicle ownership.

“The rise of electric vehicles on our roads is increasing rapidly and we need to make sure that residents who would usually struggle to access charging points where they live can have the choice to own an electric vehicle.

“We hope that this scheme encourages more people to make the switch to electric vehicles, which will reduce carbon emissions, traffic noise and improve our air quality.”

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