A new scheme to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Council-owned car parks across Oxfordshire has launched in Bicester today.
12 EV bays have been installed in Cattle Market car park as part of the Park and Charge Oxfordshire programme. One of the first projects of its kind in the UK, Park and Charge Oxfordshire will see up to 140 dual connection electric vehicle chargers installed in 24 Council-owned car parks across Oxfordshire, including six in the Cherwell District.
Cattle Market car park is the first site to benefit from the £5.2 million rollout which is being delivered by local Councils in partnership with Bicester-based Zeta Specialist Lighting Ltd.
The bays will be available from today for residents with electric vehicles who don’t have off-street parking to use overnight, as well as providing battery top-ups to commuters and visitors during the day.
Bicester Conservatives said: “Bicester is the perfect place to launch Park and Charge Oxfordshire. We are committed to living up to our Garden Town status and helping Bicester to become a more sustainable town. We know that residents are keen to see EV infrastructure rolled out locally to help more people make the switch to electric cars so look forward to seeing the bays be well-used.
We are also delighted that the chargers themselves have been designed and manufactured in Bicester. It is a truly local green project.”