04 Nov SBC Communication – Charging Points
This week we launched Swindon’s first ever on-street electric vehicle charging point bays in areas across the Central and Eascott areas of Swindon, where residents told us they were needed the most. In total, 11 new double-headed electric vehicle charging points have been installed, totalling 22 bays.
In the UK, transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gas emissions, with cars and taxis the biggest contributors. Moving towards forms of transport that don’t burn fossil fuels will make a huge difference in the fight against climate change in the years ahead.
We know that for some people making the switch to an electric vehicle can seem like a challenge and for others, the initial cost of purchasing an electric vehicle is still too high. But by installing these points, we hope we are making electric vehicles a more realistic and convenient option for local residents now and in the future. Martin, who lives in Swindon, said: “As a local resident without access to off-road parking, owning an electric car seemed unfeasible, but the recent installation of on-street charging points has made it a much more viable option. For anyone thinking about making the switch, I’d encourage them to go for it.”
To find out more about the charging points or to find the answers to your electric vehicle questions, visit the Swindon Travel Choices website: Click here
The cost to use the charging points will be 25p per KWh, or around 7p per mile, making them cheaper than a petrol or diesel alternative. You can use the Government-backed EV8 Switch free app to calculate how much money you could save by switching to an electric vehicle compared to your current petrol or diesel motor: Click here
Residents in other areas of the borough who feel a charging point in their area would encourage them to purchase an electric car can feed this back to the Council via a survey at Click here