Cambridge City Council is to install 177 new charging points by the end of 2022 at several of its car parks.

The first 50 chargers from Connected Kerb will be installed shortly at the Castle Hill, Adam and Eve and Gwydir Street pay and display car parks.

Over the next few years the total number of charging points is due to increase to more than 600, at 14 sites across Cambridge.

Cambridge Council says there will be no cost to the public purse and the project will generate a long-term revenue stream.

The council’s Climate Change Strategy 2021-2026, details how it is working with partners and communities towards the vision of a net zero Cambridge by 2030.

Cllr Rosy Moore, Executive Councillor for Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity, said, “It’s really positive that these new chargers are being installed in council car parks across the city.

“They will be available for car park users in the day and for local residents to use at night.

“We are also working with Cambridgeshire County Council, the highways authority, to get more on-street chargers installed across the city in residential areas in the coming years.

“This is another project which will get us closer to our objective of being a net zero city by 2030.”

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said, “We are delighted to be working with Cambridge City Council to install our charging points in their city’s car parks.

“The project will make EV charging more accessible and affordable for both residents and visitors to Cambridge and offer a real opportunity to make real progress in the battle against climate change.”


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