Posted: Wed 3rd Aug 2022

New rapid electric vehicle charging points installed across four Anglesey towns

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New rapid electrical vehicle (EV) charging points are now available for the public to use at five council-run car parks on Anglesey.

The new dual head rapid EV charging points have been installed at car parks in Amlwch, Holyhead, Llangefni and Menai Bridge.

Anglesey County Council has secured funding from the Welsh Government’s Ultra Low Electric Vehicle (ULEV) Fund for four of the charging points.

Internal funding has been utilised to secure an extra EV point at a fifth location.

The pilot project is aimed at supporting the authority’s goal to reach net zero status by 2030.

The installation of rapid EV charging points forms part of the council’s plans to meet the charging requirements of its residents and visitors to the island – in line with Welsh Government’s electric vehicle charging strategy for Wales.

In delivering the project, the county council worked with a number of companies including Alun Griffiths, SP Energy Networks and Swarco.

Huw Percy, the authority’s head of service for highways, said: “I would like to thank the Welsh Government for providing the funding for this pilot project.

“This project is great news for residents and visitors alike. It means that electric car drivers will now have better access to rapid EV chargers across the island.

“Installing these new charging points at strategic locations is an essential part of the council’s EV charging plan.

“It is vital that we continue to do as much work as we can to deliver a network of EV charging points across Anglesey.

“We have seen an increase of electric vehicles on our roads here on Anglesey, which highlights the need for more EV charging points across the island.

“The installation of charging points at these sites signals the start of our journey, we are hopeful that more charging points will be installed in the future to further improve the infrastructure across Anglesey.”

Highways portfolio holder, Councillor Dafydd Rhys Thomas, said: “I am delighted that these new electric vehicle charging points are now available to use.

“Investment in EV charging provision is an important part of the council’s climate change commitments.

“Anglesey already has one of the highest number of EV charging points per head of population in Wales.

“However, it’s important that we do not rest on our laurels and we continue to improve the provision across the island.”

Climate change portfolio holder, Councillor Nicola Roberts, added: “We are committed to helping people who live, work and visit Anglesey to cut their carbon emissions.

“Providing residents and visitors with accessible and reliable charging infrastructure is an important part of our mission to achieve net-zero by 2030.

“I’d like to thank our council officers for successfully securing funding to improve charging provision on the island.

“This will hopefully make it even easier for residents and business to make the switch to ultra-low emission vehicles”

The new EV charging points are located at the following county council public car parks:

  • Amlwch: Noddfa Car Park
  • Holyhead: Victoria Road Car Park
  • Llangefni: Station Yard Car Park and Town Hall Car Park
  • Menai Bridge: Library Car Park.

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