Spelthorne goes electric

Spelthorne Borough Council has announced the introduction of electric vehicle charging

Spelthorne Borough Council has announced the introduction of electric vehicle charging points at two of its car parks in Staines-upon-Thames.

Six individual 7kW charging bays have been installed at Elmsleigh multi-storey car park and a dual 3.6kW charger which can charge two cars simultaneously at Tothill multi-storey. The charging bays are free to use* and customers simply download an app to get started.

There are currently over 100,000 plug in cars registered in the UK, a figure which is expected to grow significantly over the next ten years.

Cllr Nick Gething, Spelthorne's Cabinet Member for Environment and Compliance, said: "The take-up of plug-in vehicles is growing all the time and we are very pleased to have added Spelthorne to the list of places where owners can 'charge up'. As a council we are firmly committed to reducing carbon emissions and encouraging residents and visitors to choose greener, more sustainable, travel options."

Visit https://open.pod-point.com/ or download the Pod Point app from your app store to get started.