Herefordshire Council have announced that they will be working with Gamma Energy Ltd and Wenea to significantly increase the provision of electric vehicle charge points in Council car parks across the county.

Over the next two years, the number of charge point bays will increase to over 100 with more provision planned as demand increases. There will be a switch to more rapid charging and support for residents who have to park on the street.

This increase in charge point provision will support residents, visitors and businesses in making the switch to electric vehicles, will improve air quality and help the county work towards net zero. 

Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wenea and Gamma to expand the number of electric vehicle charge points in the county. The work will strengthen Herefordshire’s EV network and allow further charging opportunities for electric vehicle owners.

“We are committed to reaching carbon net zero by 2030, and this is a huge step in that direction.”

Alberto Cantero, Wenea’s CEO, added: “Our goal at Wenea is to enable electric mobility for everyone and to accelerate decarbonisation of the transport system towards the ultimate goal of zero emissions. To this end, we are extremely pleased to be working with Herefordshire County Council to deploy more than 100 charging points in 18 different locations around the Council’s jurisdiction. The project will help eliminate ‘range anxiety’ and ensure drivers have freedom through fast and convenient charging. Initiatives like this one driven by the Council are key to the establishment of electric mobility”