Electrifying scheme to help the District go green

Published: Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

To help the District move towards cleaner, greener motoring, 41 new electric vehicle-charging points will be installed in Council car parks in the coming months.

The move is part of a wider project with Connected Kerb to bring 600 charging points to Kent and Medway.

Connected Kerb is one of the largest networks of charging points for electric vehicles and they are funding the scheme.

The charging points will be installed in car parks in Sevenoaks, Swanley and Westerham. In most cases, they will be a mixture of 7Kwh and rapid 50Kwh chargers.

The new charging points are in addition to the 10 existing electric charging points in Council car parks.

The Council is also working to install an electric charging point in South Park, Sevenoaks for taxi drivers.

Cllr Margot McArthur, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner and Greener, says:

“As we see more electric vehicles on the roads, we want to give drivers the security to charge up when visiting our main shopping areas. This is another part of our work to support our local economy while helping the environment.

“With the electric charging network expanding every day, I hope more drivers will consider making the switch to electric, helping to reduce our carbon footprint.”

As part of its work to tackle climate change, the Council make no charge for on-street parking permits for residents with electric vehicles.

To find out more, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/onstreetparkingpermits.