MERTHYR Tydfil Council has received over £600,000 of funding to install charging points to help it transition its vehicles to electric.
An award of funding of £666,453.12 has been made by the Cardiff Capital Region for the installation of 20 fast chargers and four rapid charging points and electricity storage at Unit 20 Pentrebach to support the transition of front line vehicles to electric.
An information report to cabinet on Wednesday, October 5 said that the Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund board considered the application and approved an investment of £666,453.12 at its meeting in June.
This will go towards installing an electric vehicle charging system with multiple charging points for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough County integrated with on-site renewable energy (solar panels).
The report said that the Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund worth £10m aims to “drive innovation in the Cardiff Capital Region’s public sector, through the three priority areas of accelerating de-carbonisation, improving health and well-being and support, enhance and transform communities.”
The funding is for the period from July 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 and must be
claimed in full by March 31, 2024, the report added.