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Free electric charging points encourage Wirral drivers to go green

Post by Wirral Council News » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:06 pm

Did you know that Wirral has more than 50 electric vehicle charging points that are completely free of charge to use? 

The charging points were installed around the borough last October to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles to stay charged, encourage people to explore a ‘greener’ way to travel and move away from petrol and diesel. Electric vehicles help reduce carbon emissions and improve the air quality in Wirral.

The locations of the units were chosen based on a 2019 survey in which residents were asked where they would most like to see the charging points installed. They can be found at the following locations:

Ackers Road, Woodchurch
Atherton Street, Wallasey
Cable Road, Hoylake
Carrington Road, Wallasey
Chapel Road, Hoylake
Cressingham Road, Wallasey
Elm Road, Birkenhead
Elm Grove, Hoylake
Ganneys Meadow, Woodchurch
Grove Road, Hoylake
Palantine Road, Bromborough
Rostherne Avenue, Wallasey
Sandringham Avenue, Hoylake
Sandringham Close, Hoylake
The Kings Gap, Hoylake
Walby Close, Woodchurch
Waverley Road, Hoylake

To find out more information, visit the Council's webpage about on-street electric vehicle charging.

Five reasons ‘going electric’ is good for your pocket

1. Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel vehicles.

2. If you own a fully electric car, you don’t need to pay Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Vehicle tax is based on emissions, which means for electric vehicles it is free.

3. There are far less maintenance costs for electric cars as there are fewer moving parts that need to be serviced. They don’t need oil or spark plug changes for example.

4. You can get up to 75% towards the cost of installing a charger at home through the electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint grant. 

5. Electric cars don't drop in value as quickly as petrol or diesel cars. 

Read full article:- ... s-go-green

Published by Wirral Council News on Wed, 22 Jun 2022

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