Corby Council has continued its promotion of electric vehicles (EVs) in the area by creating five extra EV parking bays at Parkland Gateway car park.
The new bays will ensure that EV drivers are not obstructed in using the recently installed charging points.
The Council has been working closely with non-for-profit organisation, Electric Corby, to build a more sustainable future for it’s residents and embrace more environmentally friendly methods of travel.
Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “The council, in partnership with Electric Corby, is continuing to lead the way in delivering public electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the town and this is something that we should be very proud of.
“Now we have these charging points in place in several areas throughout the town it is important that we ensure they can be used. We know that there are more electric vehicles now being used within the borough and we hope that by introducing changes such as dedicated electric vehicle bays then we can encourage this trend to increase further.”
Nick Bolton of Electric Corby said: “With a 56 per cent year on year increase, the recent surge in sales of electric and hybrid electric cars coincides perfectly with the completion of this first part of Corby’s charge network. Corby is positioned well for residents and businesses to benefit from the latest advances in vehicle design.”
To see all the publicly available charging points in Corby, as well as the rest of the UK, go to Zap-Map Live.