More electric charging points to be installed across East Yorkshire

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 31 Jan 2018

Owners of electric cars will soon have more places to charge their vehicles across the East Riding.

There are currently three public charging points in the area - two in car parks in Hessle and another in Bridlington's Quay Road car park.

All three sites have four charging points and a similar site is currently being installed in Driffield.

Now, East Riding councillors have backed plans to install at least two new points each year over the next three years.

Although locations have yet to be announced, they are expected to be in large towns.

Alan Menzies, the council's director of planning and economic regeneration, said the development of new more powerful vehicle batteries capable of running for over 300 miles before requiring charging meant electric cars were likely to become a more attractive option in rural areas.

He also revealed officials were in talks with several large house-builders over the need to include electric vehicle charging points in new developments.

Mr Menzies said there were no immediate plans to change the current policy of allowing electric vehicle owners to park for free while using the council's charging points.

At the moment, there is also no cost for the electricity provided at each site.

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