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More electric vehicle charging points set to be installed across county

More charging points are set to be installed across Carmarthenshire for electric vehicles.

Some 26 sites in Llanelli, Burry Port, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Gwendraeth Valley and Llandeilo are the latest locations to benefit from electric vehicle charging points.

The proposed 7kw-22kw (fast chargers) will charge a compatible electric vehicle in 3-5 hours. All current charge points locations can be found on our website

Carmarthenshire County Council secured funding for the plug-in chargers via successful bids to Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and OLEV’s residential charge point scheme.

This latest scheme is part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s ongoing efforts to support sustainability and to become a net zero carbon local authority by 2030.

In 2012 Carmarthenshire became the first council in Wales to introduce electric pool car vehicles

The council has a policy of integrating low and zero carbon technologies into major building works projects such as schools, where PV installations and Passivhaus standards are already in use.

Already over £2million has been invested in over 200 energy efficiency projects, saving over £7million in running costs and 41,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of installed technologies.

Its fleet of refuse lorries is the most emission-friendly fleet in Wales; street lighting has been converted to LED units; and there has been significant investment in Safe Routes in Communites and Safe Routes to Schools to encourage more sustainable travel.

The council’s executive board member for communities, Cllr Hazel Evans said: “We are thrilled to have secured this significant which will enhance our current provision in Carmarthenshire and offer motorists a more accessible service. We will be looking at installing more of these points across the county to meet the growing demand for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.”

Other charging points in Carmarthenshire:

Rapid chargers:

· Pont Abraham services.

· Nant-y-ci, P+R site, Carmarthen.

· Castle Car Park, Llandovery.

Fast chargers (7kW)

· Murray Street car park, Llanelli.

· St Peters Car Park, Carmarthen

· Mart Car Park, Newcastle Emlyn

· Salem Memorial Hall

· Dinefwr Castle (National Trust)

· Roadhouse (Whitland) – customers only

· The Plash Inn (Llanfallteg) – customers only

· The Castle (Llandovery) – customers only

· Nant yr Onnen Holiday Lets (Llandovery) – customers only

· Dealerships:

o Gravells Dealership (Kidwelly)

o J & J Motors (Cross Hands)

Proposed locations

· Friars Park, County Hall, John St, Parc Myddin and St Peter’s – Carmarthen

· Eastgate, Murray St, Church St, Edgar St – Llanelli

· Margaret St, Carregamman – Ammanford

· Hall St – Upper Brynamman

· Woodfield Rd – Llandybie

· Crescent Rd – Llandeilo

· Bridge St – Llanybydder

· Pen-Y-Graig Rd – Ystradowen

· Llansteffan Beach – Llansteffan

· Pentre Rd – St Clears

· King Edward St – Whitland

· Marsh Rd – Pendine

· Eva Terrace – Ferryside

· Harbour West – Burry Port

· Heol Y Neuadd – Tumble

· Memorial Hall – Pontyberem

· Bowls Pavilion – Garnant

· Gwenllian Centre – Kidwelly

Tesla specific chargers

· Parc y Scarlets

· The Brown’s (Laugharne) – customers only

· Roadhouse (Whitland) – customers only

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