Plan Makes It Easier To Drive Electric

Cotswold District Council has approved ambitious plans to encourage the faster uptake of electric vehicles.

It involves new electric vehicle charging points being installed across the Cotswolds.

The council plans to take action to deliver electric vehicle infrastructure to encourage the switch to greener vehicles.

The plan will see electric charging points in the council’s public car parks for the benefit of residents, workers, shoppers and visitors.

Following the initial installations and upgrades to existing units in market towns, there are plans to roll out charging points across the district by working with other landowners to ensure everyone in the Cotswolds can benefit from this charging network.

The council expects installations to start later in the year.

Cllr Rachel Coxcoon, cabinet member for climate change at the district council, said, “We know that many of our residents are keen to reduce their impact on the environment but face challenges in switching to electric vehicles due to the current lack of charging provision across the district.

“With this new strategy and approach to the delivery of charging infrastructure, we intend to lead rather than follow the switch to electric vehicles.”