Electric vehicle charge points good to go

Published: 03 December 2020

Electric vehicle charge points good to go

Work is now complete on 8 new dual electric vehicle charging points in Blaenau Gwent, and they are available for use.

In partnership with its fellow local authorities in Gwent, the Council was awarded a share of £465,000 funding from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to start to develop the infrastructure for the vehicles of the future. In total 64 fast charge points are being installed across Gwent.

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

In Blaenau Gwent there are now charge points installed in car parks in:

• Colliers Row, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6ES
• King St/Worcester Street, Brynmawr, NP23 4FD
• High Street, Blaina, NP13 3AF
• Abertillery Sports Centre, NP13 1QD

Blaenau Gwent Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration & Economic Development, Councillor Dai Davies, said:

“Our commitment as a Council to protecting our environment and helping to address the climate emergency remains strong, and we continue to support renewable energy and the move towards becoming a carbon neutral organisation in the future. The use of electric vehicles is very important in this vision and we’re delighted to have worked with partners across the region on this exciting project, which is a milestone in establishing an infrastructure across Gwent that will provide our residents with the opportunity to drive electric vehicles.”

The Council will also shortly be consulting over the introduction of Control of Use Orders for the bays in order to ensure they are used for the intended purpose of charging vehicles.

For more information about the charge points and some Frequently Asked Questions go to - https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/resident/electric-vehicle-charging/