52 electric vehicle charging points are coming to West Norfolk
Fast 7kW chargers will be installed in seven locations this autumn.
New chargers will be installed in the Borough Council's car parks near residential areas that have little or no off-street parking and free parking will be provided between 6pm and 8am when a vehicle is charging to ensure accessibility to residents that need to charge overnight.
The chargers are designed for overnight charging or for extended use and users will pay for the electricity they use to charge their vehicle using an app.
Cllr Paul Kunes, cabinet member for the environment said: “The Borough Council is fully committed to playing its part in tackling climate change and has already taken many steps on its own net zero journey. We are also committed to helping our community to do the same.
“There are many factors in making the decision to go electric and access to charging facilities is one of them. Lack of off-street parking at home can pose a barrier but we are removing that by making nearby charging facilities available.
“This means it will be easier for people to make an environmentally-friendly choice when buying a vehicle and it will also benefit our visitors who arrive in electric vehicles.”
Funding for this project came from the government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, BP Pulse, and the Borough Council.
The EV charging points will be installed at the following locations:
- North Street Car Park, Burnham Market
- Valentine Road, Hunstanton
- Chapel Street Car Park, Kings Lynn
- Fairstead, Centre Point Car Park, Kings Lynn
- Gaywood Library Car Park, Kings Lynn
- Lynnsport North Car Park, Kings Lynn,
- Austin Street East Car Park, Kings Lynn