The process of tendering for the installation of public use electric vehicle charging points at Council offices will begin after the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet approved a project on 13 February 2018.

The project seeks to install charging points at the Council’s Penmorfa Office in Aberaeron and the Canolfan Rheidol Office in Aberystwyth. The charging points will be available for use by the public as well as staff.

Cabinet papers reported that recent research highlights that there are currently no 24 hour access charging points and only four fast charging points within Ceredigion. The proposal involves the installation of Autocharge charging points system and infrastructure at Penmorfa and Canolfan Rheidol offices.

Cabinet Member responsible for Carbon Management, Sustainability and Transport, Councillor Alun Williams said, “This Cabinet decision is an important first step in opening up Ceredigion to the use of electric vehicles for both local residents and visitors. It’s also important in supporting our local environment by encouraging people to drive less polluting cars. The new charging points will enable the Council to evaluate the demand out there and this will help in obtaining funding for further points around the county in the future.”

The decision supports the Council’s corporate priorities of boosting the economy, promoting environmental and community resilience and investing in people’s futures.