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150 electric car charging points go live across Lancashire

150 on-street charging points for electric cars are being installed around Lancashire.

The project, which is a partnership between Lancashire County Council and BP Chargemaster, also includes a charging super hub - the first of its kind for drivers using the M6.

Credit: Lancashire County Council

The 18 chargers are based on a Park and Ride site near J34 at Lancaster, offering drivers passing through the county on longer journeys the chance to fully charge their vehicle.

Most of the charging points are accessed via on-street parking bays in town centres, with some also at transport hubs such as Park and Ride facilities in Preston and Lancaster, and the Preston Bus Station car park.

Credit: Lancashire County Council

The government has provided funding to establish 150 charging points in the county to increase take-up of electric vehicles, reduce emissions and improve air quality, and I'm glad that these points are now available for people to use.

Most of them are in town and city centres for the convenience of people making local journeys, but we've also recognised that our Lancaster Park and Ride site is strategically well-positioned to provide a service for all electric vehicle owners.

– Cllr Keith Iddon, Lancashire County Council

The programme to establish more electric vehicle charging points follows a bid by Lancashire County Council for £14.8m of government funding to invest in new technology.