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More electric vehicle charging points could be available at car parks.

West Norfolk Council is applying for funding to improve electric vehicle (EV) charging provision for residents with no access to off-street parking.

Paul Kunes, cabinet member for environment said: “The grant funding being applied for could mean that fast 7KW chargers are installed across borough council-owned car parks. We have also recommended that town and parish councils look at whether they can apply for funding and implement EV chargers.”

The scheme is targeted towards car parks within close proximity to residential areas with limited access to off-street parking.

If the application is successful, more than 20 new chargers will be installed in car parks next year. 

The council is also looking to replace its rapid charging points at Hunstanton and St James’ multi-storey car-park in King’s Lynn.