Electric Vehicle Charging RCT
Written by Gavin on 1st June 2021
As part of our new and exciting Climate Conversation – ‘Let’s Talk Climate Change RCT’ Rhondda Cynon Taf Council would like your help in shaping the future development of Electric Vehicle Charging across the County Borough.
The use of electric vehicles is increasing year-on-year and it is important that the Council is able to assess the future demand for an EV charging infrastructure within Rhondda Cynon Taf. Future projections indicate that around 8,000 electric vehicles will be owned by residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf by 2030.
‘Let’s Talk Electric Vehicle Charging’ is encouraging residents and local businesses to join in the debate and have their ay and share their views on how we can shape our plans for the future.
Councillor Rhys Lewis, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Well-being and Cultural Services, said: “We recognise, that as Council we need to lead the way and support our residents, businesses and visitors travelling within our County Borough who require a suitable infrastructure to charge their vehicles while at work, shopping or going about other business such as visiting leisure centres.
“The use of EV charging stations in public car parks, at kerbside, at our leisure centres and key tourism locations and other publicly-accessible sites may be required to meet an increased demand in the future.
“This is why we need the public engagement now on such an important issue as part of our Let’s Talk RCT/Let’s Talk Climate Change initiative. Your views matter to us, so I urge everyone to visit the website and have their say.”
Our aim is for Rhondda Cynon Taf to be a Carbon Neutral Council by 2030 and that the County Borough will also be as near as possible to Carbon Neutral by then.
You can give your feedback and views on the use of electric vehicles and charging points across Rhondda Cynon Taf in our short online survey. We would also like to hear your own experiences of owning or using electric vehicles and help us plot where you think would be a good location for an EV charging unit.
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