Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Electric cars welcome in Henley

THE first electric charging points for cars in Henley have been installed

THE first electric charging points for cars in Henley have been installed.

They are at David Bray Motor Engineers at Henley Enterprise Park, off Greys Road.

They cost about £1,500 and were installed by Pinpoint, which runs a network of 1,500 charging points across the country.

Managing director David Bray said the public would be able to use the charging points free for up to two hours. He said: “It’s good for people who have electric cars but couldn’t come into the town because there were no charging points.

“Electric cars are the way forward as we can’t carry on burning fossil fuels at the rate we are.”

The charging points were officially unveiled by Henley Mayor Julian Brookes on Monday, He said: “Air quality is one of our issues and clearly this technology is something we need to encourage.”

The levels of nitrogen dioxide in some Henley streets are 50 per cent higher than Air Quality England’s target limit of 40 micrograms per cubic metre.

South Oxfordshire District Council is planning to install electric charging points in either the Greys Road or King’s Road car park this autumn.

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