A COUNCIL will be hoping to encourage more people to use electric cars by setting up charging points.
East Hampshire District Council is to consult electric vehicle drivers as it goes ahead with plans to turn the authority into one of the greenest councils in Britain.
We want to make it easy for residents and businesses to make greener choicesCouncillor Adam Carew
The council’s latest plans to provide a network of electric vehicle charging points across the district is designed to encourage residents and businesses to choose environmentally-friendly cars.
Councillor Adam Carew, who is in charge of environment at the council, said: ‘We intend to be a lead council in terms of energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly technology.
‘We want to make it easy for residents and businesses to make greener choices.
‘By providing a network of rapid electric charging points across East Hampshire in shopping areas, parks, leisure centres, office buildings, car parks and community centres we can encourage more people to use these super low emission electric vehicles.’
He added the council will not charge electric vehicles for parking when they are charging in car parks it owns.
The council is asking anyone with an electric vehicle to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.