Denbighshire County Council is to begin work on the installation of 15 public electric vehicle charging points at car parks in towns across North Wales.

Installation of the chargers, at sites in Denbigh, St Asaph, Llangollen, Ruthin, Prestatyn and Rhyl, is expected to be completed by January 2023.

They are a mix of dual 22kW AC and dual 7kW AC chargers, both with the ability to charge four vehicles.

Enabling works at Post Office Lane car park in Denbigh and Bowling Green car park, St Asaph, are due to start in the first week of November.

The project is a part of the council’s action to tackle climate change following the declaration of a climate and ecological emergency in 2019 and adoption of the climate and ecological change strategy in 2021.

It is also increasing the number of electric vehicles in its fleet to deliver services as part of its goal to meet the target of a net carbon zero council by 2030.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said, “This is an important step forward in supporting community members who want to transition to electric vehicles but don’t have the facilities to do so.

“It will also help attract more electric vehicle drivers into our towns to benefit footfall and local business as a whole.

“Getting the infrastructure in place to support public use of electric vehicles across the county is important to tackle climate change and I look forward to seeing the end result which will also provide useful data to inform potential future expansion analysis of the EV Charging network here in Denbighshire.”


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