The number of charging points for electric vehicles in Wolverhampton will increase to almost double by the end of this month.
There are already six charging stations within the city. Yet, Councillor Steve Evans, Council Member of Cabinet for the urban environment, said that additional six would add to the existing ones to provide easy access to the charging of EVs for owners of electric cars who reside in the districts.
The cabinet panel of the Council approved a £ 130,00 budget to fund the city’s share of the on-going Black Country Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle initiative, in support of the Black Country Local Business Alliance.
Councillor Evans said to the members: “Electric vehicles are arriving, and we are correct to get the grant.
The six new charging zones that will exist throughout the whole city are going to begin functioning this month, adding to the six that we already have,’ says the Chief Executive of the Electric Vehicle. “Electric vehicle chargers are now much more effective. Car drivers can now travel 300 miles and charge their vehicles for only twenty minutes. This activity would previously take over four hours to charge, and a motorist would travel for only 50-60 miles with it.”
“I am delighted to announce this report in the wake of the City Council declaring a weather emergency, as we are still making great strides in decreasing carbon emissions. The transition to sustainable transportation is designed to improve the domestic economy, as part of the government’s economic strategy to deal with climate change and local air pollution.
“About 1500 deaths are caused every year in the Western Midlands alone by lousy air quality. The statistics involve nearly 650 deaths, including about 140 in Wolverhampton in the black state.
ULEVs contains 40% fewer carbon emissions than conventional fuels or diesel, same as electric cars.
The Council would save 2 952 tonnes ‘ emissions of carbon each year if the fleet of cars changed into ULEVs–equal to 15% of its overall annual output of Caron(IV)Oxide.
Transportation contributes to 31% of the total annual carbon emissions in the region as a whole, most of which are from road transport.
In another attempt to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere, Councillor Evans supported the proposal to plant new trees all over the city.
In the sense of the Government’s Industrial Strategy to address climate change and local air emissions, Wolverhampton’s shift towards sustainable transportation aims at improving domestic economies.