Have your say on where you want to see electric vehicle charging points in Hartlepool

People are being encouraged to say where they would like to see more electric charging points across the Tees Valley.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 4:58 pm
An electric vehicle charging at a recharging point. Picture by PA.
An electric vehicle charging at a recharging point. Picture by PA.

The area has been granted up to £2 million to build infrastructure to help the Government achieve a 78% cut in carbon emissions by 2035.

This includes the sale of new cars that run solely on petrol or diesel which are to be banned in 2030.

More electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) are to be created in public car parks across the Tees Valley this summer.

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Research is also being undertaken for people to say where they think future locations for public electric vehicle charging points on residential streets that have no access to off-street private parking should be.

An online survey is underway now on the website of Lets Go Tees Valley, a government-funded initiative that promotes the use of sustainable transport locally.

People can use it to say in which of the five local authority areas that make up the Tees Valley they would you recommend placing electric vehicle charging points, and specifically which streets.

Survey makers also want to hear from people who may be thinking about buying an electric vehicle and would be unable to charge it where they live.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority will use survey responses as well as other key factors to decide future locations of the charging points.

In November, Community Interest Company HartlePower launched the town’s first community led electric car charging station at its Stranton base.

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