Eleven new EV charge points are now available in Carlisle, the result of a partnership between the city council and local community benefit society Charge My Street.
The project has seen the installation of EO chargepoints at the sites within Carlisle city centre and the surrounding area, with a further 11 planned over the coming months.
Each charge point has the facility to charge two cars simultaneously.
Carlisle City Council and Charge My Street are partners in a project funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to install EV charge points in community settings.
Director of Charge My Street Daniel Heery said, “It’s fantastic to see the installation of all these charge points being realised. It has been a pleasure to work with Carlisle City Council to expand the charging infrastructure across Cumbria over the past year.
“They have been great partners to work with have been enthusiastic from the start of the project.
“The more public charge points there are, the more people who don’t have driveways or other off-street parking will feel confident about the ability to switch to an electric vehicle without the fear they might end up with a dead battery due to the lack of charging facilities.
“It’s great to see the council backing the green initiatives and looking towards the future.”
Councillor Nigel Christian, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, added, “By installing the charge points we are helping eliminate pollution and reducing carbon emissions.
“We have invested in electric vehicles within our own fleet and I encourage other businesses and residents to go electric too.”