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Green motoring gathering speed

Green motoring gathering speed

24 March 2017
Photo of a car being electrically charged

We've installed six electric car charging points across the Borough; at our main offices at Shute End, at the Toutley Depot in Old Forest Road, as well as two each at Winnersh and Mereoak park and rides.

 

There are also plans to introduce more. Our regeneration of Wokingham will give us the chance to install new charging points in the town centre, with six electric chargers in the new Carnival Pool car park due to open in the next few months.

 

Since installing the first six chargers, there have been more than 2,000 charging sessions, powering vehicles to travel more than 177,000 miles - enough to drive around the world seven times.

 

These machines can charge an electric car battery to 80 per cent full, in just 30 minutes.

 

We've also bought several electric cars for our environmental health staff to use when out and about, in partnership with West Berkshire Council.

 

We were able to install these rapid chargers thanks to a £265,000 grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) and additional funding from the car firm Nissan. All of this is part of our mission to be more financially and environmentally sustainable, and give people more green travel options.

 

More information

 

For tips and information on wiser travelling, visit the My Journey Wokingham website.

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