Latest locations for electric vehicle charging points
SOME 26 sites in Llanelli, Burry Port, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Gwendraeth Valley and Llandeilo are the latest locations to benefit from electric vehicle charging points.
The proposed 7kw-22kw (fast chargers) will charge a compatible electric vehicle in 3-5 hours.
New locations for the charges in Carmarthen include car parks at Friars Park, County Hall, John Street, Parc Myddin and St Peter’s.
In Llanelli, they will be placed at car parks in Eastgate, Murray Street, Church St and Edgar Street.
Ammanford will see points at its car parks in Margaret Street and Carregamman.
Carmarthenshire Council secured funding for the plug-in chargers via successful bids to Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and OLEV’s residential charge point scheme.
This latest scheme is part of Carmarthenshire Council’s ongoing efforts to support sustainability and to become a net zero carbon local authority by 2030. In 2012 Carmarthenshire became the first council in Wales to introduce electric pool car vehicles.
The council has a policy of integrating low and zero carbon technologies into major building works projects such as schools, where PV installations and Passivhaus standards are already in use.
Already more than £2 million has been invested in over 200 energy efficiency projects, saving over £7million in running costs and 41,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of installed technologies.
Its fleet of refuse lorries is the most emission-friendly fleet in Wales; street lighting has been converted to LED units; and there has been significant investment in Safe Routes in Communities and Safe Routes to Schools to encourage more sustainable travel.
The council’s executive board member for communities, councillor Hazel Evans said: “We are thrilled to have secured this significant funding which will enhance our current provision and offer motorists a more accessible service.
“We will be looking at installing more of these points across the county to meet the demand for electric cars.”
Other areas charges are:
■ Hall St – Upper Brynamman ■ Woodfield Rd – Llandybie
■ Crescent Rd – Llandeilo
■ Bridge St – Llanybydder
■ Pen-y-Graig Rd – Ystradowen ■ Llansteffan Beach –
■ Pentre Rd – St Clears
■ King Edward St – Whitland
■ Marsh Rd - Pendine
■ Eva Terrace – Ferryside
■ Harbour West – Burry Port
■ Heol y Neuadd – Tumble
■ Memorial Hall – Pontyberem ■ Bowls Pavilion – Garnant
■ Gwenllian Centre - Kidwelly to have the
New locations for electric vehicle charging points across Carmarthenshire have been announced.