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Plug in at Tŷ Pawb – town’s first electric car charging points now up and running

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2018.

Drivers who own an electric car can plug in and get charged while visiting town thanks to the addition of new charging points in the Tŷ Pawb car park.

The two chargers, located on the first floor of the multi-storey car park, are for the sole use of electric cars.

In addition to the normal parking fee the cost of re-charging your vehicle will be a 50p connection fee and 30p per kW hour. There will also be an overstay charge after 4 hours of £10.

Plans to install charging points at a number of council-owned car parks across the borough, including Alyn Waters Country Park, Tŷ Mawr Country Park, Waterworld and the Trevor Basin, were given the go ahead by executive board members at the start of the year.

In March it was explained that the installation of the charging points will be split into two phases, with the first focusing on using council operated car parks in the town and across the county borough.

The charging points have been funded by income from the council’s Solar Farm in Legacy. Any income from the charging element will go back into the Carbon Budget for future projects.

Charging points were initially meant to be installed and in place by the end of September, however Tŷ Pawb is the first to be operational for public use – with Wrexham Council stating that drivers will be able to charge up at the other car parks listed above before Christmas.

Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “I’m very pleased we are now rolling out this programme of electric charging points.

“As a local authority we have a part to play in helping drivers to go green and and switch to electric cars. The move underline’s our commitment to reduce carbon and promote energy efficiency.”

“With the ban of the sale of all diesel and petrol cars from 2040 it’s very likely there will be further demand for charging points and we’ll need to make sure we accommodate this demand in our future developments.”

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