More Charging Points Across Carmarthenshire for Electric Vehicles
Llanelli, Burry Port, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Gwendraeth Valley and Llandeilo are the latest locations in Carmarthenshire to benefit from electric vehicle charging points.
Carmarthenshire County Council secured funding for the plug-in chargers via successful bids to Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and On-street Residential Charge Point Scheme, as part of the council’s ongoing efforts to support sustainability and to become a net zero carbon local authority by 2030.
The proposed 7kw-22kw (fast chargers) will charge a compatible electric vehicle in 3-5 hours and all current charge point locations can be found on the Carmarthenshire County Council website
In 2012 Carmarthenshire became the first council in Wales to introduce electric pool car vehicles and has a policy of integrating low and zero carbon technologies into major building works projects such as schools, where PV installations and Passivhaus standards are already in use. Already over £2million has been invested in over 200 energy efficiency projects, saving over £7million in running costs and 41,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of installed technologies.
The council’s fleet of refuse lorries is the most emission-friendly fleet in Wales; street lighting has been converted to LED units; and there has been significant investment in Safe Routes in Communities and Safe Routes to Schools to encourage more sustainable travel.
The council’s executive board member for communities, Cllr Hazel Evans said, “We are thrilled to have secured this significant which will enhance our current provision in Carmarthenshire and offer motorists a more accessible service. We will be looking at installing more of these points across the county to meet the growing demand for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.”