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Car charging points
10:30am Monday 29th October 2012 in Ledbury
CHARGING points for electric cars are to be introduced across Herefordshire.
The county council has announced it will install charging points across Hereford and all market towns within the next 12 months through a joint project with the Plugged-in Midlands grant scheme.
Councillor Russell Hamilton, responsible for environment, housing and planning, said: “This is great news for our county. We have made a firm commitment that is about to put Herefordshire on the map insofar as our offer of charging points is concerned. We hope that as a result of this more people will consider electric vehicles as a serious proposition.
“This will help reinforce and support our commitment to becoming a low carbon county. I would welcome the opportunity to talk to anyone who would be interested in partnering with us to develop the network even further such as car dealers, supermarkets or the business community. By working together we really could put Herefordshire at the forefront among rural counties.”
Rob Garner, chairman of Herefordshire Environment Partnership, said: “Our partnership very much supports this initiative. It’s a great example of what can be achieved by working together.”