Charged and ready to go: new electric vehicle charge points open in Torfaen

Posted on: Monday 11 January 2021

Work is now complete on 10 new dual electric vehicle-charging points in Torfaen.

In partnership with other local authorities in Gwent, the Council was awarded a share of £459,000 funding from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), to start to develop the infrastructure for the vehicles of the future.

A joint bid was put together by the authorities, supported by the Energy Saving Trust and submitted by Blaenau Gwent Council. As a result of this, 67 fast charge points are being installed across Gwent.

In Torfaen charge points have been installed at the following car parks:

Trosnant Street Lower Car Park, Pontypool        
Clarence Place Car Park, Pontypool 
Station Road, Griffithstown       
Llanyrafon Car Park, Cwmbran 
Fairwater Square Neighbourhood Centre, Cwmbran     
Abersychan Neighbourhood Centre, Abersychan           
James St Car Park, Blaenavon   

The project has also been supported by the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales.

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for Environment, said “The council is committed to making Torfaen greener, not only through our work to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030, but also by undertaking green infrastructure initiatives such as this.

“We’re delighted that the charging points are up and running and hope they will encourage more drivers in the county to choose greener vehicles.”

The charging points have been installed and will be managed by Silverstone Green Energy.

For more information about the charging points visit the Travel and Parking section of the council’s website.

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