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Electric Car Chargepoints Launched in Lancaster


Councillors plug in for the inaugural charge

Residents of Lancaster who are considering switching to an electric vehicle now have the option to charge up at the Lancaster Boys & Girls Club on Dallas Rd, thanks to new fast charging points installed by Charge my Street, a local social enterprise.

The chargepoints were officially launched on Saturday by Lancaster City Councillors Darren Clifford and Tim Hamilton-Cox who plugged in a car for the inaugural charge. 

The chargepoints are aimed at local people without home charging points, and visitors who want to fill up during their stay in Lancaster.  Speaking at the launch, Daniel Heery of Charge my Street, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have this facility in place, thanks especially to Lancaster Boys & Girls Club for hosting the chargepoints.”

Coun Darren Clifford, Cabinet member for climate change, said: “This is exactly the type of initiative we need to tackle climate change and improve air quality.”

Coun Tim Hamilton-Cox, said: “The council fully supports local businesses developing local solutions to environmental challenges like poor air quality.  The Boys and Girls Club has done a huge amount to reduce our CO2 emissions and this is another step along that road.” 

Local residents can charge up their vehicles on a pay as you go basis or becoming members of Charge my Street and having a £20 monthly energy package.

The chargepoints are part funded by Office for Low Emission Vehicles through their on street charging residential charging grant.