We're due to install 34 electric vehicle charging points in three council owned car parks later this month.
The charging points will be the first to be installed in public car parks in Medway and we have plans to install more in other car parks in the future.
Electric charging points will be installed in the Rochester multi storey car park in Cory’s Road, in Station Road car park, Rainham, and in the Commercial Road car park in Strood.
We received £85,420 from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to install the charging points as part of the council’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
We're committed to helping people cut their carbon emissions
Cllr Howard Doe, Deputy Leader of Medway Council, who is leading on Medway’s Climate Change agenda, said: “We’re committed to helping people who live, work and visit Medway cut their carbon emissions and installing public charging points for electric vehicles supports our aspiration to become carbon neutral in Medway by 2050. There are a number of small changes that we can all make in our daily lives which will have a big difference to our climate including recycling, using public transport and, if you’re thinking of getting a new car, switching to an electric vehicle. I would encourage residents to find out more about the steps we’re taking in the fight against climate change.”
More people are using electric cars and we're pleased to be installing EV charging facilities
Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “I am delighted that we will be installing 34 electric vehicle charging points in three of our car parks this summer. With more people using electric cars, and the government planning to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, I am pleased that we will soon be able to offer public charging facilities to residents, businesses and visitors. We also have exciting plans to expand the number of publicly available electric charging points in Medway over the coming years. I look forward to seeing the works progress.”
Connected Kerb will be carrying out the works which are due to begin in all three car parks at the end of June and are expected to be completed later this year.
We are also working with Cenex to develop an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Strategy for Medway.