Electric car chargers to go online in four Shropshire towns next month

Drivers in the county will be among the first to benefit from a new on-street electric vehicle charging scheme.

The electric charging points will be available from next month
The electric charging points will be available from next month

Shropshire Council is supporting the switch-on of 24 new on-street Connected Kerb electric vehicle (EV) chargers which will launch in December.

The county’s charging points are in Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch.

The project is part of the 'Agile Streets' project funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Shropshire is one of just four areas taking part in Agile Streets nationwide.

The others are East Lothian, Glasgow and Hackney.

The Agile Streets project intends to demonstrate the use of a smart metering system as a new business model to manage public EV charging sustainably. and offering EV drivers a flexible charging schedule, normally reserved for those with home charging.

The project will run from December 2021 until May 2022. Once the trial is over, the 24 chargers will be handed over to Shropshire Council, providing on-street EV charging infrastructure for future use.

Adrian Cooper, Shropshire Council’s climate change task force leader, said: “We have seen the growing interest in electric vehicle technology, as witnessed at our recent electric vehicle event in Shrewsbury.

“There is a great deal of interest from motorists in our county and we are delighted to be taking part in the Agile Streets project and opening up cost-effective charging opportunities to motorists who may not be able to access the best tariffs to charge their vehicles at home.

“Providing equal access to affordable electric vehicle charging across the country is a key part of our plan to become carbon net-neutral by 2030 and assist in the ambition for Shropshire as a whole to become carbon net-neutral in the same year.”

The Shropshire charging points can be found in the Severn Street Car Park, Bridgnorth; Oak Street Car Park, Oswestry; Abbey Foregate Car Park, Shrewsbury and in Brownlow Street, Whitchurch.

There are six in each location.

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