The first EV charging points are now up and running in council car parks.

The chargers – which have been installed as part of the county-wide Park and Charge scheme – are ready to use by EV owners in the council-run car park in Cattle Market, Abingdon. 

Ten chargers are available now at Cattle Market, with the remaining 52 due to come online in the next few days at other council-run car parks: Portway in Wantage, Audlett Drive and West St Helen in Abingdon and Southampton Street in Faringdon. 

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On Friday May 27, the EV chargers will launch in Portway car park in Wantage.

The chargers will work from 7kW up to 22kW depending on the vehicle, time of day and the EV hub take-up.  Drivers will also be able to reserve charging bays so EV drivers can be assured of being able to charge on arrival. 

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Councillor Sally Povolotsky, cabinet member for climate emergency and environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “It’s great news that these are available to support those drivers who have already made the switch to electric while encouraging those that are thinking about making the move, to do so.

“The more people who feel they can make the change to cleaner and greener transport, the better for us all.” 

The new chargers have been designed and produced by local Bicester-based company EZ Charge.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

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