Council accelerates roll-out of electric vehicle charging points

Exciting plans to accelerate the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points have been announced by Trafford Council.

The Council is again throwing its weight behind an environmentally-friendly future with proposals to install around 150 new charging points across parts of the borough.

A report to the Council’s Executive set out proposals to install a mixture of fast, rapid and ultra-rapid charging points across Trafford.

The work will be split into phases and phase one will see 92 new charging points being installed across the borough in the first three months of next year.

The new charging points will be located in the following areas: Altrincham, Ashton on Mersey, Bucklow St Martins, Flixton, Hale, Longford, Sale, Stretford, Timperley and Urmston.

The roll-out is of major significance to help the transition from using fuel to electric vehicles following the approval of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan last year.

As part of the plans, Trafford Council will work closely with company supplier Be.EV to identify suitable locations for the charging points. The network would then be supplied and managed by Be.EV whose members will benefit from a reduced tariff and incentivised membership packages. Phase 1 of this proposal would be undertaken in Jan-March 2022.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services, said:

“I am proud that Trafford Council is carrying out this work to hugely increase the number of EV charging points across the borough.

This is a vital environmentally-friendly scheme which will massively help the transition from fuel run vehicles to electric vehicles. Trafford Council is totally committed to a carbon neutral future and this will go a long way to helping us achieve our aims. I look forward to the scheme being implemented next year and thank my fellow councillors for all their support on this.”

Posted on Tuesday 30th November 2021