Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are set to install 28 new 22kW EV chargers across their car park network this year thanks to a £300,000 grant from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Each charging point will be able to charge two vehicles at the same time, significantly improving access to chargers for local residents and visitors.

Locations have been chosen specifically to provide an off-street EV charging option for residents living nearby, who currently use on-street parking spaces. However, they will also be available for all other car park users.

Works, being carried out by Suffolk-based firm Anglia Car Charging, have been phased to ensure as minimal disruption as possible. They will start from this week and continue throughout this year.

It forms part of a rolling programme to install more EV charge points in Babergh and Mid Suffolk, with plans currently being drawn up for further charge points in 2024.

Cllr Tim Weller, cabinet member for environment, culture and wellbeing at Mid Suffolk District Council, said, “Installing many more EV charging points in Mid Suffolk is an exciting step forward that supports greener forms of transport, helps our residents reduce carbon emissions and improves air quality.”

Cllr Daniel Potter, cabinet member for environment at Babergh District Council, added, “Ensuring our facilities, including our car parks, are fit for the future is really important. Making sure we have enough EV infrastructure in the right places is a key part of that.

“These new EV charging points will be a real step forward in supporting our residents, and visitors to our beautiful district, to reduce their carbon emissions and improve air quality.”


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