Electric charging points installed in 18 car parks around Pembrokeshire
With more motorists using Pembrokeshire car parks, EV drivers are reminded that many sites have electric vehicle (EV) charging points to use.
Publicly accessible charging stations are provided in 18 locations across the county, thanks to a partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
“As a Council, we are committed to achieving net zero by 2030 and electric vehicles are part of this work in relation to the decarbonization of transport,” said Cllr Phil Baker, member of the Infrastructure cabinet. .
Electric vehicle charging stations are located in centrally located parking lots to allow users to visit local businesses and attractions while recharging their cars.
They are located at:
• Multi-story, Upper Park Road, Tenby, SA70 7LT
• Town Moor, Narberth, SA67 7AB
• Gordon Street, Pembroke wharf, SA72 6DW
• Long Street, Newport, SA42 0TJ
• West Street, Fishguard, SA65 9NJ
• Charles Street, Milford Haven, SA73 2AJ
• High Street, St Dogmaels, SA43 3EA
• Multi-story, Cartlett Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 2LX
• Parking County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP
• Parking Quickwell, St Davids, SA62 6NT
• Parking Mart Ground, Crymych, SA41 3QE
• High Street Parking, Neyland, SA73 1TF
• The Parade car park, Pembroke, SA71 4JY
• The Parrog car park, Goodwick, SA64 0DE
• Parking Brewery Meadow (Regency Hall), Saundersfoot, SA69 9ND
• The Hoppers car park, Porthgain, SA62 5BN
• Millmoor Way Parking, Broad Haven, SA62 3JH
• Parking Oriel y Parc Visitor Center, St. Davids, SA62 6NW
All locations offer ‘fast’ charging for electric vehicles and two of them (Tenby Multi Storey Car Park and Haverfordwest County Hall Car Park) offer both ‘quick’ and ‘fast’ charging.
The project was designed and commissioned by the Council’s Infrastructure team, is funded by the Welsh government and executed by Silverstone Green Energy, based in Narberth.
The charging stations are part of the regional network www.dragon Charging.co.uk.
Before first use, potential users are advised to read the information on using the charging stations on the Dragon Charging website at www.dragon Charging.co.uk/FAQ
Charging is currently billed without connection fees with 30 p / kWh billed for the electricity consumed.
Cllr Baker said there has already been a substantial increase in the use of publicly available electric car charging infrastructure across the county.
“By the end of 2021, electric vehicle charging points will be deployed to 11 more locations in Pembrokeshire as part of the joint project between Pembrokeshire County Council and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority “, did he declare.
“We hope that our contribution to a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network will allow consumers to confidently switch from combustion to electric cars and vans. ”
Cllr Paul Harries, Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, added: ‘These charging points will help promote sustainable transport and enable organizations and individuals to make greater use of electric vehicles and contribute to the global response to the emergency of climate change.
Electric vehicles are part of the Welsh government’s strategy to ease the transition to net-zero. Their strategy indicates that we are in the early stages of a transport revolution which will see the phase-out of petrol and diesel cars and vans and is essential if we are to meet the aspiration to end Wales’ contribution to climate change.