Lat­est lo­ca­tions for elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing points

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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 –

Llanst­ef­fan

■ 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

Pic­ture: Gra­hame Larter

New lo­ca­tions for elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing points across Car­marthen­shire have been an­nounced.

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