Electric vehicle charging points have been installed at the main council offices in Ceredigion; Canolfan Rheidol in Aberystwyth and Penmorfa in Aberaeron. The charging points are for use by the public as well as staff.

There are now two electric-charging points in both car parks; providing 24-hour plug-in charging access.

Ceredigion County Council is dedicated to protecting the environment and has reduced annual carbon emissions by 45% since 2007. That’s a reduction of over 7,000 tons of CO2.

Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council, said, “This is fantastic progress in ensuring that both residents and visitors of Ceredigion alike have more locations across the county to charge their electric cars.

“We’re an environmentally responsible council and are doing our best to reduce carbon emissions, to protect our environment and encourage members of the public to be more environmentally ‘green’ in their choice to drive cars that are less polluting.

Evaluation of the usage of the new charging points will help us identify the demand out there and this will help in obtaining funding for further points around the county in the future.”

Electric cars are considerably cheaper to run than petrol or diesel vehicles. A full charge costs around £4 and will give a typical range of 100 miles. Driving 100 miles in a petrol or diesel car will cost around £12 to £18 in fuel, that is around four times the cost of an electric car.

Contact the council’s customer services contact centre on 01545 570 881 for more information.