Powering Up! Electric Vehicle Charging Boost for the Dover District

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£224,270 investment in 49 new electric vehicle charging points

Dover District Council (DDC) is to install 49 electric vehicle charging points at 18 locations in Dover, Deal and Sandwich, including both DDC-owned public car parks and on-street in the biggest single investment in electric vehicle charging points in the district to date.

DDC has received £224,270 following a successful funding bid to the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to significantly upgrade the provision of electric vehicle charging points as part of the Council’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

DDC’s Cabinet this week approved a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan setting out plans for Dover District Council to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030 at the latest.

Cllr Trevor Bartlett, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re committed to helping people who live, work and visit the district to cut their carbon emissions.  By providing more charging points across the district, we hope more people will have the confidence to make the switch to electric vehicles.”

Taking the lead Dover District Council began to switch its fleet over to electric vehicles in 2019, and a new green fleet of vehicles and electric road sweepers will take to the streets as part of a new eight-year waste contract with Veolia.

The charging points are planned to be installed by March this year.

Note to editors: 

A total of 49 electric charging points with 38 units will be installed at the following locations:

 Off Street (DDC Car Parks)


Albany Place car park


Fishmongers Lane (Bench Street) car park


Maison Dieu Road car park


Middle Street car park


Royal Marines Memorial Garden car park


Union Road car park


West Street (formerly St George's) car park


Gazen Salts car park


Guildhall car park


The Quay car park


On Street


Folkestone Road


Lewisham Road, River


Park Street


Waterloo Crescent


High Street (northern part)


The Strand, Walmer


Victoria Road


New Street

Posted on 13 January 2021

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