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Motoring Ahead with Electric Power

 

South Tyneside Council is giving motorists the power to keep on moving with new electric vehicle charging points.

Six charging posts for plug-in vehicles have been installed in locations around the Borough, expanding its existing network of more than 20 points.

 

The new charge points have all been sited in residential areas, particularly where off-street parking is not available.

 

The council received up to £45k in grant funding from the Department for Transport's On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme.

 

The new charging points are at Boldon Community Association; The Nook, Prince Edward Way; Monkton Stadium; Simonside Outdoor Centre and two at Sea Winnings Way.

 

Councillor Mark Walsh, Lead Member for Housing and Transport, said: "These six new points will greatly expand our existing charging infrastructure around the Borough, and, we hope, encourage take-up of electric vehicles.

 

"The new posts are all situated in residential areas, making it more convenient and easier than ever to consider making the switch to electric.

 

"This is about looking to the future and as a council, we are committed to creating a transport network that allows us to travel in a healthy, efficient and sustainable way.

 

"As more residents use electric vehicles, communities will benefit from improved air quality and will lower their carbon footprint."

The charge points will be available for use by all local residents who have electric vehicles and will allow electric vehicles to be recharged quickly, making longer journeys more viable.

 

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