Electric parking lots installed in the White Horse Lane car park, Witham
MORE parking points for electric cars are now operational to help the neighborhood become more environmentally friendly.
Braintree Council announced that four double electric charging points have been installed in the White Horse Lane car park in Witham.
These new additions provide eight additional parking spaces for drivers to charge their vehicles by joining established charging points at George Yard, Causeway House, Braintree Enterprise Center, Braintree Swimming and Fitness at Braintree, Halstead Leisure Center and Witham Leisure Center.
Wendy Schmitt, Braintree Environmental Advisor, said: “As momentum builds to tackle climate change, electric vehicle infrastructure is vitally important to giving residents the confidence they need. to make sustainable transportation choices, so we can all work to reduce emissions.
“Our district has a growing electric vehicle charging network and we look forward to announcing the opening of our next location in Witham.”
Last year Ms Schmitt announced that the council had received funding of £ 129,000 to set up Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and bp pulse charging points throughout the district.
Working in partnership with ‘bp pulse’ and UK Power Networks, the investment in White Horse Lane received a total of £ 30,323.
Charging electric cars is part of the council’s climate change emergency, declared in 2019 when it announced a goal to be carbon neutral as a council wherever possible by 2030.
The council’s draft climate change strategy was recently submitted for public engagement to give people a voice.
For more information on the strategy, visit braintree.gov.uk/advice-environment/climate-change.