NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL SEEMS SWITCHED ON…
Nottingham’s newest city centre car park will host the largest number of electric vehicle charge points in one location in the whole of the UK.
Work is underway to include 81 new charge points at the Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station – including in Blue Badge disabled parking bays.
Nottingham City Council has an ambition to be the first city in the UK to be entirely carbon neutral by 2028.
Councillor Sally Longford, deputy leader and portfolio holder for energy and environment, said: “This is the latest in a history of pioneering initiatives we’ve taken to improve air quality for everyone who lives and works in or visits the city.
“As a council we’ve been at the forefront of embracing new electric vehicle technology, including supporting the transition to cleaner taxis, electric and biogas buses and trams, and converting our own fleet.
“While walking, cycling and using public transport remain the greenest ways to travel, we recognise there are times when a car is the most convenient option. That’s why we’ve encouraged the switch to electric vehicles, which are far kinder to the environment, including developing a regional network of more than 400 charge points in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
“We can’t carry on relying on petrol and diesel vehicles as we have in the past. Thinking about how we travel is essential to reduce air pollution and limit the effects of climate change, and ultimately to protect our planet for future generations.”
The new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station is set to open in autumn 2021.