Government funding is expected to finance the installations which will provide more support to electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the area. What’s more, the additional infrastructure is likely further persuade prospective buyers to go electric.
Fast charging points (which allow a full charge in around 3-4 hours) are planned for Montpellier Street by the Rotunda and Regent Arcade car park in Cheltenham and the Westgate and Eastgate car parks in Gloucester. The final two locations are yet to be confirmed.
Three of the rapid charge points (which can supply an 80% charge in under 30 minutes) will be installed at Compass Holidays near Cheltenham Railway Station, The Wharf House in Over, Gloucester and the Chase Hotel in Brockworth. With one more location to be announced.
Councillor Will Windsor-Clive (C, Newent), cabinet member for transport at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Encouraging local people to use environmentally-friendly and cost-effective transport is a priority at the county council.
“It’s still early days for electric car users but the choice and range of vehicles is growing.
“We hope that the introduction of electric car charging points across the county make it even easier for people to own and use electric vehicles.”
To see the current level of charging infrastructure in your area, go to Zap-Map Live.