There are currently two public charging points for electric cars in the town centre, one of which is generally broken. With the government introducing a ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrids from 2030, and a rapid uptake in EV ownership now happening, all towns and cities need to start investing in charging infrastructure.
Because of it’s proximity to the motorway, like Milton Keynes to the south, a strong and reliable charging infrastructure would make the town an attractive stop to national passing trade looking for a shopping / dining experience during longer journeys while their vehicle charges.
This technology is coming at pace and those towns that have invested will reap the rewards in coming years.
As a starter for ten, how about a western located park and ride with frequent electric busses running into the town centre via the university. Easily accessible from J23. Car parking spaces equipped with AC charging points and some fast DC charger
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