Conservative led Ashford Borough Council has installed further electric vehicle charging points at two car parks.
Ashford Borough Council has installed nine new electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre Car Park, as part of its programme to support the transition to cleaner modes of transportation. Additional chargers were also recently installed within Edinburgh Road Car Park in Ashford Town Centre.
The new EVCPs, which are operated by EV Dot, complement the two existing points at the same location. Users can register an account with EV Dot and download their free app to access the charge points. The app also provides information on the availability and status of the EVCPs.
The council has an ambitious carbon neutral target and intends to increase the number of EVCPs in council-managed car parks across the borough. It has secured funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help with this plan.
Cllr Paul Bartlett, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Wellbeing, said:
Ashford Borough Council has an ambitious carbon neutral target and intends to support its residents and visitors who would like to own and run an electric vehicle. As such they can expect more places to charge electric vehicles as part of plans to accelerate the transition to cleaner modes of transportation.
To check if EVCP bays are available, visitors can also visit the Zap Map website at www.zap-map.com before their trip.