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New public electric vehicle charge points coming soon to Caerphilly

Work is underway to provide 17 dual electric vehicle 22kw fast charging units in 11 car parks throughout the Caerphilly county borough.

Caerphilly County Borough Council has been awarded a share of £459,000 funding from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), in partnership with the five other Gwent local authorities, to start to develop the infrastructure for the vehicles of the future. In total 67 fast charge points are being installed across Gwent.

A joint bid was put together by the Gwent local authorities and supported by the Energy Saving Trust. The project has also been supported by the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales.

The new charge points in the Caerphilly county borough will be located 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, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said “We’re pleased to announce, during Wales Climate Week, that this work is underway.  Lowering carbon emissions is a key priority for the Council; we hope that the new charging points will encourage more residents to consider purchasing electric vehicles, as well as assisting current owners.”

The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.