New charging points to meet demand electric car web

More charging points have been installed in Carmarthenshire for electric cars.

Mart Car Park in Newcastle Emlyn and St Peter’s Car park Carmarthen are two of the latest locations to benefit from electric vehicle charging points. The 7kW chargers will charge a compatible electric vehicle in 3-5 hours.

The unit at Nant y Ci Park & Ride site has also been replaced with a new rapid charge facility which will charge an electric vehicle to 80% in 30 minutes.

Carmarthenshire County Council secured funding for the plug-in chargers through the Welsh Government’s LEADER programme following an increase in electric vehicle sales

By the end of the year it is estimated that around 200,000 vehicles on UK roads will be electric.

The council’s executive board member for communities, Cllr Hazel Evans said: “These fast chargers will enhance our current provision in Carmarthenshire and offer motorists a more accessible service. We will be looking at installing more of these points across the county to meet the growing demand for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.”

The top three selling electric and plug-in hybrid cars in 2017 were the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, BMW 3 Series 330e and the Nissan Leaf, according to electric-vehicle information provider Go Ultra Low.

Other charging points in Carmarthenshire:

One rapid charger

Fast chargers (7kW)

  • Murray Street car park, Llanelli.  
  • Salem Memorial Hall
  • Dinefwr Castle (National Trust)
  • Roadhouse (Whitland) – customers only
  • The Plash Inn (Llanfallteg) – customers only
  • The Castle (Llandovery) – customers only
  • Nant yr Onnen Holiday Lets (Llandovery) – customers only
  • Dealerships:
    • Gravells Dealership (Kidwelly)
    • J & J Motors (Cross Hands)

Tesla specific chargers

  • Parc y Scarlets
  • The Brown’s (Laugharne) – customers only
  • Roadhouse (Whitland) – customers only

 

Page Updated On: 23/05/2018 (08:37)



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