Swansea Council has announced that 48 new electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints and bays have been installed at 13 council-owned car parks across the county.
The new installations mean there are now 80 EV chargepoints and bays in 25 council car parks around Swansea, all of which are operated for the authority by Clenergy EV.
The chargers newly installed at Bracelet Bay car park and The Dairy car park in Mumbles are set to come online in the next few weeks.
Andrea Lewis, deputy leader and cabinet member for service transformation, said: “The newly-installed charge points have been chosen following discussions with ward members and other groups and organisations.
“They are specifically located for convenience for day-trippers and people shopping in local communities.
“The utility company have now connected all the charge points to the mains and they will give many years’ service to our communities.
“Swansea Council has a commitment to be a net zero carbon council by 2030 and for the city as a whole to achieve that target by 2050.
“The new crop of EV charge points are the latest step in the right direction and it’s our plan to increase their numbers over the coming years.”
Will David, CEO at Clenergy EV, said: “We are delighted to continue to support the City of Swansea Council’s charge point rollout.
“The first set of chargepoints have already provided 270,000 zero-emission miles to EV drivers in the area since 2020.
“That number will only increase as more and more Swansea residents start switching to cleaner modes of transport.”
The charging infrastructure has been funded by the Welsh government through its Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund.
All of the new chargepoints are ‘fast chargers’, meaning they can deliver 7-22kWh to owners’ vehicles, with their power supply reportedly coming from 100% renewable sources.