A series of electric vehicle charging posts have been installed by Adur & Worthing Councils as it steps up efforts to encourage sustainable transport use.
With the sale of petrol and diesel cars set to be banned in Britain by 2040, the switch to alternatives is already underway.
Adur & Worthing Councils are doing their part by providing charging points in car parks across both areas.
A number of posts have already been installed:
-two in High Street multi-storey in Worthing
-two in Brooklands’ Western Road car park
-and two at the Pond Road car park at the Shoreham Centre
A further two are set to be installed in Worthing’s Civic Centre car park.
It is the first step to an area-wide network of posts that can be added to by businesses and other organisations.
After seeing the new posts in action at Brooklands Park, lead councillors were impressed with the new technology.
Councillor Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, said: “More and more people are turning to electric cars so it’s vital as a council that we do our part. This new equipment is extremely easy to use and with charging vehicles not having to pay to park, there’s a real incentive for people to choose a sustainable way to get from A to B.”
Cllr Diane Guest, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, said: “This is a small step along the right road. We need to move to cleaner air vehicles but we need to give people and businesses the infrastructure to have confidence to take the next step towards electric transportation.”
The new posts will be open so that anyone with an electric car can plug in.
Car park fees for those vehicles which are charging are waived with the session costing £1.50 an hour.
For more details visit https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/parking/car-parks/electric-charging-points/