62 new dual electric vehicle 22kw fast charging units have been installed at thirty-four sites across Gwent, including five in Monmouthshire.

The project has been delivered in partnership between the five Gwent local authorities: Monmouthshire County Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Torfaen County Borough Council, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Newport City Council

A grant of £465,000 was provided for the project from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), with match funding provided by each local authority. The installation was undertaken by Welsh company Silverstone Green Energy, who will also manage and maintain the charge points until 2025.

Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales both contributed funding towards a feasibility study to support development of the project.

The new charge points in Monmouthshire can be found at:

·       Trinity Terrace car park, Abergavenny

·       Woodstock Way car park, Caldicot

·       Castle Dell car park, Chepstow

·       Glendower Street car park, Monmouth

·       Maryport Street South car park, Usk

Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Jane Pratt said: “Tackling carbon emissions and climate change is one of Monmouthshire County Council’s key priorities. I’m delighted we’ve been able to introduce these new fast charging points across the county, to provide more opportunities for owners of electric vehicles to recharge and to go a small way to tackling the pollution produced by fuel-engine vehicles. Whilst we remind residents that only essential journeys should be undertaken during the current lockdown measures, we hope the new charge points will make travel much more accessible for owners of electric vehicles in the future.”

To search for charge points use Zap Map https://www.zap-map.com/live/ and zoom in to the relevant local authority area