Funding bid for electric car stations

Merseyside Transport Partnership and Cheshire West & Chester Council are applying for Government funding to set up a network of electric vehicle charging points as part of the Plugged-In Places project.

Sarah Jolly, climate change officer at Merseyside Transport Partnership, said: "The electric vehicle charging points can be used for staff or fleet vehicles and can provide a valuable service to new and existing customers."

If successful, charging points will be installed at visitor attractions, retail and leisure sites, as well as company car parks, and form part of MTP's campaign for people to use more sustainable forms of transport.

Jolly added: "This is a pioneering initiative that has the potential to dramatically improve air quality across Merseyside. Cutting carbon emissions is a key goal for us and, as well as encouraging people to swap their cars for more sustainable forms of transport, such as walking, cycling or using public transport, MTP will also be promoting low emission and electric vehicles through the Third Local Transport Plan.

"The need for climate change action overall, and from the transport sector in particular, has been growing in recent years. Work taking place at a local level across the region is helping Merseyside work towards its targets for climate change and carbon reduction and is already playing an important part in shaping national and regional policies."

MTP is holding a number of information sessions about the scheme at its offices in Hatton Garden, Liverpool city centre.

The information sessions take place on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 16 September, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Friday 17 September, 9.30-11.30am
  • Wednesday 29 September, 9.30-11.30am

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