Electric vehicle charging points to go ahead

Electric vehicle charging points are to be introduced in car parks across the district by the end of the year, as the Liberal Democrats press on with their plans to reduce CO2 and improve air quality.

This includes many car parks in the city, including St Peters, Worthy Lane, Tower Street and Middle Brook Street - as well as in Bishops Waltham, Denmead, Wickham and Alresford. This will support residents and visitors as they gradually switch to electric cars.

Taxi drivers in the district are also being encouraged to make the change as there will be rapid charging points at the Coach Park and near the Guildhall. 

The Lib Dems are now looking at more charging points at Park & Ride and for council housing car parks.

Cllr Jackie Porter comments

I’m really delighted this has now got the go ahead. Electric vehicles are not the whole answer to tackling air quality, but they're part of it. We’re also increasing the number of park & ride spaces, introducing park & ride on Sundays and looking at ways to introduce more bus routes.

Full list of planned points:

Area Car Park Site Rating No’s EVCPs
Winchester Coach Park 50kWh 1
Winchester Guildhall Area 50kWh 1
Winchester St Peters 22kWh 2
Winchester Chesil 22kWh 2
Winchester Colebrook Street 22kWh 2
Winchester Tower Street 22kWh 2
Winchester Middle Brook 22kWh 2
Winchester The Brooks 22kWh 2
Winchester Friarsgate 22kWh 2
Winchester Worthy Lane 22kWh 2
Bishops Waltham Basingwell Street 22kWh 2
Bishops Waltham Lower Lane 22kWh 2
Denmead Kidmore Lane 22kWh 2
Wickham Wickham Square 22kWh 2
Wickham Wickham Station 22kWh 2
Alresford Arlebury Park 22kWh 2
Alresford Alresford Station 22kWh 2
Alresford Perins School 22kWh 2
Harestock Priors Dean Road 22kWh 2

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