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New electric vehicle charge points installed across Gwent

Credit: Caerphilly Council

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.

The new charge points in the Caerphilly county borough can be found at:

  • The Twyn Car Park, Caerphilly
  • Oakfield Street, Ystrad Mynach
  • Market Trader Car Park (Blackwood Bus Station)
  • Longbridge Car Park, Risca
  • High Street, Ynysddu
  • Navigation Street, Trethomas
  • Dynevor Terrace, Nelson
  • Abertridwr Library
  • Station Road, Llanbradach
  • Dyffryn Terrace, New Tredegar
  • West View, Newbridge

Cllr John Ridgewell, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, 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.”