Local MP Luke Hall is calling on the Council to deliver more electric car charging points across South Gloucestershire.
Luke wants to see these car charging points spread across the constituency, in Thornbury, Yate and Frampton Cotterell, ensuring that people from all our neighbouring villages and hamlets, as well as these towns have access to one near their home.
Electric vehicles will play a crucial role in helping the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and are vital to improving the quality of air in our local area, especially in places with high congestion such as Station Road in Yate and the A38.
Boris Johnson announced last week that Britain will be bringing forward the date from which no new petrol or diesel cars will be allowed to be sold in the UK to 2035, and so the importance of providing the necessary infrastructure for electric car users has never been greater.
The news follows South Gloucestershire Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency. They have urged people to take urgent steps to address this situation by seeking to reducing their own personal carbon footprint.
Delivering these car charging points is a key pledge in Luke’s Positive Plan for Protecting Greenspaces and the Environment, alongside fighting poorly planned housing development and looking after our green belt.
Luke Hall said:
“The Council are currently looking into ways they can increase their action on tackling climate change. We need more electric car charging points, and South Gloucestershire can absolutely be a UK leader in sustainable technology and protecting our beautiful natural environment.”