Two Abingdon car parks are set to get Electric Vehicle charging points this week.

The new 'park and charge' electric vehicle charging scheme has already seen chargers at Portway car park in Wantage, which began last month.

The park and charge scheme proposes a total of up to 62 new charging points in car parks across the Vale of White Horse district.

Engineers are scheduled to begin installing electric vehicle chargers at West St Helen and Cattle Market car parks in Abingdon this week.

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This will involve several bays being fenced off temporarily and some temporary disruption to the car park.

This project is part of a county-wide scheme to install hundreds of EV charging points in council-owned car parks.

The park and charge scheme allows residents without off-street parking to park overnight and charge up using a ‘fast’ 7 – 22kw EV charging point.

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Councillor Catherine Webber, Vale of White Horse District Council Cabinet member for the environment and climate emergency, said: “Although our first preferred option of travel in the Vale is to walk, to cycle or to use public transport, our second preferred option is to use electric vehicles.

"The installation of EV chargers in Abingdon is great news as it not only puts the town on the map for EV owners, but it will also encourage those thinking of becoming one."

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