We continue to roll out Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) across the county borough and we have now installed the first North and Mid Wales 100kw charging station in Chirk.
The ultra rapid charger can charge a car up to 80% in around 20-30 minutes, and will be a huge benefit to electric vehicle drivers and support the local economy with users stopping for a short time to use the local amenities.
We’ve also installed more in the town centre including a rapid 50kw charging point which can charge up to 80% in around 30 minutes to an hour alongside two dual use charging points for a longer stay and charge.
These are next to the Guildhall and allow users to charge whilst using the shops and facilities in the town centre.
These charging points are an addition to our network of ten publicly accessible charging points, which are located across the County Borough, from the town centre, county parks to rural locations such as Glyn Ceiriog.
Electric Vehicle Charging Points will help us reach zero carbon emissions
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “These projects show our commitment to green travel and promoting the use of electric vehicles throughout the County and for visitors to the ea.
“We declared a climate emergency in 2019 with the aim of having zero carbon emissions by 2030. It’s an ambitious agenda and projects such as installing these charging points in convenient places will help us reach our aims.”
The charging points have already been put to good use and were used when we an electric refuse vehicle was charged as part of a trial recently to see how they would are on rounds.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Pritchard, said: “As a council we are always looking at ways we can reduce the amount of emissions that we produce from our vehicles, our buildings, anything we buy and how we can best use our land.
“Climate change is real and we must all look at how we can help to reduce the harmful effect of carbon emmisions. We have a small but very dedicated team and I would like to thank them for their work in helping us achieve our aims in order to make Wrexham a cleaner and greener place to live, visit and work.”
To move the agenda even further along the next meeting of the Executive Board will also consider our Decarbonisation Action Plan which concentrates on four main areas:
- Transport and Mobility
- Land Use
- Procurement (how we get our goods and services)
The Plan has been put together following a public consultation exercise that took place in November 2020 and virtual events in February 2021.
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