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Swansea installs 48 new electric vehicle charge points for EV drivers

EV charger

Electric vehicle owners will have the chance to charge their cars while they’re at the shops or on a trip to the beach.

Forty-eight new electric vehicle charge points and bays have been installed at 13 council-owned car parks and almost all are now connected to the mains.

The latest additions means there are now 80 EV charge points and bays in 25 council car parks around Swansea operated for the authority by Clenergy EV, including ten at the new Bae Copr Bay De/South car park located underneath Swansea Arena.

Of the new network those at Bracelet Bay car park and The Dairy car park in Mumbles are waiting to come online in the next few weeks.

Andrea Lewis, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Service Transformation, said the charge points will be a real boost for electric car owners and aims to encourage more people to consider switching from petrol or diesel vehicles in the future.

She said: “The newly-installed charge points have been chosen following discussions with ward members and other groups and organisations. They are specifically located for convenience for day-trippers and people shopping in local communities.

“The utility company have now connected all the charge points to the mains and they will give many years’ service to our communities.”

She added: “Swansea Council has a commitment to be a net zero carbon council by 2030 and for the city as a whole to achieve that target by 2050.

“The new crop of EV charge points are the latest step in the right direction and it’s our plan to increase their numbers over the coming years. This is just the start.”

Will David, CEO at Clenergy EV said: “We are delighted to continue to support the City of Swansea Council’s charge point rollout. The first set of charge points have already provided 270,000 zero-emission miles to EV drivers in the area since 2020.That number will only increase as more and more Swansea residents start switching to cleaner modes of transport.”

The EV charge points have been paid for by the Welsh Government Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund.

All the charge points are ‘fast chargers’, capable of delivering 7-22kWh to owners’ vehicles while they are out and about and all are powered by electricity from 100% renewable sources.

Swansea Council is also leading by example on its own fleet of electric vehicles, aiming to complete its switch from traditional petrol and diesel to ultra-low emission vehicles in the next few years.

The council already has the biggest public sector fleet of electric vehicles in Wales and aims to add 25 more vehicles in the coming months to the 60 it already operates.

A full list of the locations of the city’s network of charge points www.swansea.gov.uk/electricvehicles

  1. East Burrows Car Park (2)
  2. Pell Street Car Park (2),
  3. Trawler Road Car Park (2),
  4. Swansea Point Car Park (2),
  5. Water Street, Pontarddulais Car Park (2)
  6. Gorwydd Road, Gowerton Car Park (2),
  7. Vardre Road, Clydach Car Park (2)
  8. Lime Street, Gorseinon Car Park (adjacent to Gorseinon RFC) (2)
  9. Treharne Road, Morriston Car Park (2)
  10. The Bath’s Car Park (2)
  11. Landore Park & Ride (6)
  12. Fabian Way P&R (6)
  13. Port Eynon Car Park (2)
  14. Bae Copr Bay – De/South (10)
  15. The Strand Car Park (2)
  16. Clyne Car Park (Blackpill) (2)
  17. The Quadrant MSCP (2)
  18. Knab Rock Car Park (2),
  19. Recreation Ground (6)
  20. Northampton Lane Car Park (8)
  21. Langland Bay Car Park (2)
  22. High Street MSCP (6)
  23. The Dairy Car Park, Mumbles (2)
  24. Caswell Bay Car Park (2)
  25. Bracelet Bay Car Park (2)