Residents in Cumbria aiming to switch to electric vehicles are being hampered by a lack of local charging points.
With many homes in Cumbria being terraced houses and flats, overnight home charging is not an option because there is no driveway or garage to leave a car overnight to charge. With air pollution exceeding WHO limits in some parts of Cumbria and car manufacturers announcing plans to phase out dirty diesels, pressure is building to sort out charging infrastructure.
A new project is carrying out feasibility on chargepoints around Cumbria “We are looking for sites to host chargepoints and people who would be interested in having a chargepoint in their neighbourhood.” said Daniel Heery, from Charge my Street the social enterprise developing the project. Anyone who has interest in this can fill out a survey at www.chargemystreet.co.uk/survey and suggest chargepoint locations at www.chargemystreet.co.uk/cluster/cumbria
Charge my Street will be presenting at an event on Tuesday, 26th February at The Beacon in Whitehaven for people who are interested in finding out more about electric vehicles. The event is free but spaces are limited. To book a place via Eventbrite http://ow.ly/ol8430nBmMY
There are already two working public Charge my Street chargepoints in Cumbria, one at Tyne Willows Pavilion in Alston and one at Victory Hall in Broughton on Furness. An event to officially launch the Broughton on Furness chargepoints is taking place at Victory Hall on Friday, 1st March from 2-6pm. The event is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the project.