Kent Liberal Democrats to call on KCC for electric vehicle charging points in every new car park

Contributed by editor on May 16, 2018 - 09:50 AM

Kent Liberal Democrats are calling for electric car charging points to be included in all future parking development to speed up the county's conversion to electric vehicles.

At the full council meeting this evening, Thursday, May 17, Antony Hook, Liberal Democrats spokesperson for economic development, will propose that KCC adopts a raft of measures to make it easier for Kent residents and businesses to switch to electric vehicles.

He will also call on the council to encourage both government and manufacturers to make electric cars more affordable, and look for ways to make charging points available near people's homes, including those without off-street parking.

Cllr Hook said: "The number of deaths due to air pollution are truly shocking and that alone should be enough for Kent County Council to take action, and support our motion.

"Electric vehicles are the future, and Kent should be leading the charge. We want to see a future where the air is safer, cleaner, and both business and consumers can enjoy the benefits of cheap and convenient transport.

"It is up to the council to help provide the infrastructure we need to make this happen. Charging points in public car parks, supermarkets and residential streets are vital to achieve a cleaner, more sustainable county." 

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