Work is under way to create 26 electric vehicle charging points in seven different places across West Norfolk.
The first points to be installed will be Chapel Street car park, Lynnsport North car park, and Gaywood Library car park in King’s Lynn, and Valentine Road car park in Hunstanton, and the should be complete by August 19.
The next phase will include works to the car park at Centre Point, Fairstead and Austin Street East car park in King’s Lynn, and North Street car park, Burnham Market. Once completed, the charging points will enable 52 cars to be charged.
All points should be fully commissioned and operational by mid October.
Paul Kunes, the borough councillor responsible for the environment, said: “We are fully committed to playing our part in tackling climate change and has already taken many steps on its own net zero journey. We are also committed to helping our community to do the same.
“Lack of off-street parking at home can pose a barrier when people are considering the switch to electric vehicles, but we are removing that by making nearby charging facilities available. It is also a benefit for visitors who drive to the area in electric vehicles.”
The new points are being paid for by a mix of Government and borough council money, and cash from BP Pulse.
Information For Drivers
The charging points are all being installed in car parks owned by the council. Free parking will be provided between 6pm and 8am when a vehicle is plugged in and charging, to ensure accessibility to residents that need to charge overnight. Normal parking charges apply between 8am and 6pm.
Users should check local signage for restrictions as some EV charging points belong to other providers and different rules and tariffs may apply. The free-parking-while- charging-overnight offern refers specifically to Chapel Street car park, Lynnsport North car park, Gaywood Library car park, Centre Point car park, Fairstead, and Austin Street East car park in King’s Lynn, Valentine Road car park in Hunstanton, and North Street car park in Burnham Market.