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Electric car charging posts announced in South Bucks
ELECTRIC car drivers in south Bucks will not have to risk running out of juice from next year after a series of rapid charging points were announced.
A government grant has paved the way for three charging posts for refilling electric and hybrid vehicles, with the ultra-fast points able to provide an 80 per cent charge in around 20 minutes.
The South Bucks District Council project could see one of the stations installed in Old Beaconsfield or Beaconsfield services, with the others to be located near Burnham and Farnham Common.
Jennifer Woolveridge, SBDC portfolio holder for health and housing, said: “The Council is committed to taking action to reduce carbon emissions in the district and is looking forward to adding to the growing network of electric car charging posts.
“By installing these charging posts we can support those local residents who use electric cars and also encourage others to use this sustainable, clean and quiet mode of travel safe in the knowledge that there are places nearby where they can re-charge their batteries.”
The council will seek a private investment partner to help fund the £150,000 scheme, with Nissan having expressed an early interest.
It is not yet known how much drivers will be charged for using the charging points, but a ‘pay as you go’ system is expected to be introduced.
The government is encouraging councils to take advantage of grants to help towards its goal of reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.
Councillors are hopeful the charging points will be installed by next summer.
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