Published: Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Charging points for electric vehicles to be installed across Borough of Oadby and Wigston
As part of its commitment to cut carbon emissions, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council will start the roll-out of 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge points across the borough from March 2021.
15 dual charging points, each of which can be used by up to 2 vehicles at time, will be placed at three car parks as part of the scheme. The three sites chosen are Wigston Leisure Centre, Wigston, Aylestone Lane Car Park, Wigston and East Street Car Park, Oadby.
EB Charging, has been appointed to install, maintain and operate the chargers on the Council’s behalf.
Councillor John Boyce, Leader of the Council said:
“These chargers are in prime locations, easy to use and by following simple instructions, people can pay via their phone.
As a Council, we know that by 2030 the sale of new petrol and diesel driven cars is due to be banned.
One issue that is preventing people from switching to electric vehicles is a concern that there are not enough public charging points.
We have promised, despite the pressure on our finances, to create points for residents and visitors. The chargers are a step in that direction.
With the support from the Energy Saving Trust, the Council obtained 75% of the cost of the £100k project from the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. A further 15% was contributed by EB charging.
To use the points, motorists will simply need to download the EB Charging app. They provide up to 30 miles of range for each hour of charge.”
EB Charging's Chief Executive Officer Dan O'Hara said:
"At EB Charging it's our mission to help improve the air quality in towns and cities and reduce our collective carbon footprint. That's why making electric charging points more widely accessible to help encourage drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles is so important.
We are excited to be helping Oadby & Wigston Borough Council to put their clean air plans into practice by installing 15 new chargers throughout the district.”