Published On: Fri, Apr 11th, 2014 on 3:04 pm

Bradford installs its first electric car charging point

Bradford Electric Vehicle Charging Point

The new charging point is found at Jacobs Well car park

Bradford has installed its first electric vehicle charging point at Jacobs Well car park with grant funding from the Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Located near the Bradford Interchange, the newly installed charging point can be used by fleet vehicles, staff and public, and can charge two electric vehicles simultaneously.

Free to use for an introductory period, it provides a low cost top-up charge within three or four hours, depending on the type of vehicle and its battery charge.

It was introduced by Bradford Council in an effort to cut air pollution, noise pollution and CO2 emissions from road transport.

Cllr Andrew Thornton, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Sport, said: “The best way to encourage people to use electric vehicles is to try and provide handy charging points in the district.

“Encouraging the use of electric cars is one of the key features of our Low Emissions Strategy which is one of the first in the country designed to reduce air pollution and improve health long-term.”

To find the nearest charging point for your electric vehicle, please visit www.nationalchargepointregistry.com.

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