Green light for Glossop's new electric car charging point

Glossop now has a second electric car charging point which is ready for motorists to use. 

The site is at the car park on Edward Street and follows the existing charging point at the Municipal Buildings car park next to Glossop outdoor market. 

Up to eight cars can charge up at one time. 

It's been installed as part of a 'climate friendly car initiative' by Derbyshire County Council, funded by the government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and BP Chargemaster. 

Another site, at Victoria Park Road in Buxton, is set to be installed by the end of September. 

Others can also be accessed outside of the High Peak - at New Street Car Park in Bakewell, Edgefold Road Car Park in Matlock and Shawcroft Car Park in Ashbourne.

Councillor Tony King, DCC's Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration, commented: "We're delighted with the progress we’ve made over the past few months in getting these sites ready and available for use.

"This initiative highlights the council’s commitment to tackling climate change and being another positive step in our aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Derbyshire by 2050.

"We hope by making more electric car charging points available across the county it will encourage residents to make the switch to an electric vehicle. Not only does making the switch improve local air quality but residents can also benefit from reduced motoring costs such as fuel and road tax." 

Residents can find the location of the sites on the charge your car website. Drivers also need to register with this website to access the charge points.

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