Dover District Council (DDC) is to install 49 electric vehicle charging points at 18 locations in Dover, Deal and Sandwich, including both DDC-owned public car parks and on-street in the biggest single investment in electric vehicle charging points in the district to date.

DDC has received £224,270 following a successful funding bid to the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to significantly upgrade the provision of electric vehicle charging points as part of the Council’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

DDC’s Cabinet this week approved a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan setting out plans for Dover District Council to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030 at the latest.

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re committed to helping people who live, work and visit the district to cut their carbon emissions.  By providing more charging points across the district, we hope more people will have the confidence to make the switch to electric vehicles.”

Taking the lead Dover District Council began to switch its fleet over to electric vehicles in 2019, and a new fleet of green fleet of vehicles and electric road sweepers will take to the streets as part of a new eight-year waste contract with Veolia.

The charging points are planned to be installed by March this year.

A total of 49 electric charging points with 38 units will be installed at the following locations:

 Off Street (DDC Car Parks)

DoverAlbany Place car park
Fishmongers Lane (Bench Street) car park
Maison Dieu Road car park
DealMiddle Street car park
Royal Marines Memorial Garden car park
Union Road car park
West Street (formerly St George’s) car park
SandwichGazen Salts car park
Guildhall car park
 The Quay car park

On Street

DoverFolkestone Road
Lewisham Road, River
Park Street
Waterloo Crescent
DealHigh Street (northern part)
The Strand, Walmer
Victoria Road
SandwichNew Street

By Ed

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