Robert Welcomes WODC Investment in Electric Car Charging Points

West Oxfordshire District Council's (WODC) cabinet is due to pass a proposal at a meeting today, outlining three potential schemes for installing more electric car charging points in West Oxfordshire.

There are currently just three publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging points across West Oxfordshire, none of which are overseen by WODC. The Council has said that it is keen to support the development of infrastructure to encourage the use of more sustainable transport, with electric car charging points central to their plans. 

The council set aside £250,000 in 2018/19 and a further £150,000 per year for the next 10 years for the chargers.

In just five years, the number of new electric cars registered each year in the UK has leapt from 6,000 to 60,000 a year.

Robert said: "This is really positive news. I'm delighted to see West Oxfordshire District Council investing in the green infrastructure that will be critical to meeting our de-carbonisation and air quality targets in the years ahead."