British borough applies for funding to install charging stations
The British borough Telford and Wrekin wants to be carbon neutral by 2030. In order to achieve its goal, local authority has submitted a bid to the UK government for the funding of 44 new EV charging stations.
If successful, the council plans to install the aforementioned stations in 10 council-owned car parks later this year. All stations would have two charging points and be available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We hope our funding bid for these charge points is successful as it will offer us another way to help people live even more sustainably in Telford and Wrekin, while also saving drivers money on fuel costs”, says Carolyn Healy, cabinet member for climate change, green spaces, natural and historic environment and cultural services in Telford and Wrekin. “The sooner we can switch over to zero-emission vehicles, and indeed walking or cycling for shorter journeys, the better for our planet and for air quality locally.”
According to the Telford and Wrekin Council, the funding bid should be reviewed by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles in the coming months.
Telford and Wrekin is a borough and unitary authority in Shropshire, a county in the West Midlands region of England just east of Wales. In order to be carbon neutral by the end of the decade, local authority has already reduced its own emissions by 57 per cent since 2019.