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Rapid chargers to go live in the Cotswolds within weeks

Using grant funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the points will be installed at the Beeches Car Park in Cirencester and Old Market Way in Moreton-in-Marsh and will be active within weeks, offering hubs for visitors and residents bringing plug-in vehicles to the district.

Users will be charged £4 via a telephone call or mobile phone app, covering the energy used and an hour’s worth of parking.

Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships Cllr Chris Hancock said: ‘These two new EVCP (electric vehicle charging point) hubs will provide an important strategic link between existing charging points on the M4, M5 and M40, encouraging more drivers to stop off in the Cotswolds.

‘We are always looking for innovative ways to harness technology which reduces our carbon footprint, and the installation of EVCPs in Cirencester and Moreton will, I am sure, be seen as a very positive step forward.’

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