New electric vehicle charge points installed across Gwent

Posted on: Thursday 4 March 2021

Sixty-two new dual electric vehicle 22kw fast charging units have been installed at thirty-four sites across Gwent.

The project has been delivered in partnership between the five Gwent local authorities: Caerphilly County Borough Council, Torfaen County Borough Council, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Newport City Council and Monmouthshire County Council. 

A grant of £465,000 was provided for the project from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), with match funding provided by each local authority.  The installation was undertaken by Welsh company Silverstone Green Energy, who will also manage and maintain the charge points until 2025.

Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales both contributed funding towards a feasibility study to support development of the project.

Charge points have been installed in the following car parks in Torfaen:

  • Trosnant Street Lower Car Park, Pontypool, NP4 8AT
  • Clarence Place Car Park, Pontypool,  NP4 8AU
  • Station Road, Griffithstown, NP4 5JL
  • Llanyrafon Car Park, Cwmbran, NP44 8HR
  • Fairwater Square Neighbourhood Centre, Cwmbran NP44 4TA
  • Abersychan Neighbourhood Centre, NP4 7AG
  • James Street, Blaenavon, NP4 9EJ

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive member for the environment, said: “We’re very pleased to announce that these new electric vehicle charge points are now operational. Lowering carbon emissions is a key priority for the Council; we hope the new charging points will encourage more residents to consider purchasing electric vehicles, as well as assisting current owners. 

“Whilst we remind residents that only essential journeys should be undertaken during the current pandemic, we hope that the new charge points will make required travel much more accessible for owners of electric vehicles.”

To search for charge points use Zap Map https://www.zap-map.com/live/ and zoom in to the relevant local authority area.

Last Modified: 04/03/2021 Back to top