Speaking about the plans to make motoring greener in East Yorkshire, a spokesperson for the council said;
“Over the next few years, we hope to create a basic network of charging points to provide confidence for users of electric vehicles. We want to encourage take-up of non-polluting vehicles.”
“We would also like to encourage businesses and developers to install Electric Vehicle chargers. This is because of the popularity of these vehicles continues to grow.”
Electric Vehicle Uptake On The Increase
Similarly, as the council embrace greener energy so are local businesses. More people are turning to electric cars most noteworthy for the environmental benefits.
Beverley Motor Works is one of the companies embracing electric vehicle ownership. Owner Richard Hayes, Speaking to the HU17.net said;
“A majority of the electric cars we see at Beverley Motor Works are hybrid. We have noticed a slight increase in numbers.”
“While we have not seen a significant increase, a lot of our customers are unsure what the future holds. They seek advice from us about hybrid options when swapping their cars as to what to purchase.”
Motorists in Beverley currently can charge their cars for free at the retail park. The centre manager says they have proved popular since going live.
Electric Vehicle charging points form part of the authority’s efforts to tackle pollution. Above all ERYC say they are keen to promote cleaner transport and reduce carbon emissions.
Funded by the local transport plan and Department for Transport grant, the cost of the project in Driffield was £7,000.