Friday, 20 October 2017

Electric car owners to plug in

A CHARGING point for electric cars is to be installed at King’s Road car park in Henley.

A CHARGING point for electric cars is to be installed at King’s Road car park in Henley.

It will cost about £8,000 to install and will take up two spaces.

South Oxfordshire District Council, which is responsible for the car park, will also install one in Wallingford. At present, the nearest charging points are in Didcot and Reading.

Users will have pay a set tariff to charge their car but won’t need a pay and display ticket while it is charging.

The move is part of a scheme to tackle pollution in Henley, where nitrogen dioxide levels in parts of the town centre are well above the recommended European limits.



Henley district councillor Joan Bland, who drives a hybrid car, welcomed the move.

She said: “This is a small but important step in the right direction for improving the environment in Henley.

“There’s no one magic solution but there are lots of little things we can do like walking or cycling more.

“Everyone has to do their bit because it’s a problem for all of us.’



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