Cotswold District Council has announced plans to install two rapid charging points, one in Cirencester and one in Moreton-in-Marsh, over the next few weeks.
Supported by funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the new rapid charging points will be located at the Beeches Car Park in Cirencester and Old Market Way in Moreton-in-Marsh.
Importantly, these charging points are to become available within a few weeks, with the installations approved they are to expected to be installed within the next few weeks.
Electric vehicle (EV) drivers will be charged £4, via a telephone call or mobile phone app, to use the charging facilities, which will cover electricity and an hour’s worth of parking.
Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships Cllr Chris Hancock said: “These two new EVCP (electric vehicle charging point) hubs will provide an important strategic link between existing charging points on the M4, M5 and M40, encouraging more drivers to stop off in the Cotswolds.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to harness technology which reduces our carbon footprint, and the installation of EVCPs in Cirencester and Moreton will, I am sure, be seen as a very positive step forward.”