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Electric cars could soon be a familiar sight on our streets – Southport Visiter

SOUTHPORT could soon see electric vehicle charging infrastructure installed if a government bid for funding is successful.
Sefton Council, along with the authorities of Merseyside and Cheshire West & Chester, made the joint bid to land electrical plugged-in-places after the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) published a call to apply for grants.
Each OLEV grant accounts for 75% of the total cost of the purchase and installation of the charging points and the remaining 25% must be match-funded by local authorities.
If it is successful, a total of 63 sites across the ‘Liverpool city region’ would be earmarked for the new infrastructure, spanning from Southport to Chester.

The list of Southport sites includes:
l The Promenade at Marine Lake
l The Eco-Centre at the Esplanade
l Birkdale Primary School
l Tulketh Street depot
l Southport and Formby District General Hospital on Town Lane
The cost to fund the initiative in Sefton amounts to £100,000 and the charge for each connection of a vehicle would be 20p.
The procurement of the posts will be done by transport authority Merseytravel on behalf of the partners to secure savings through economies of scale, a Sefton Council report states.
Merseytravel chairman Cllr Liam Robinson said: “We are always looking to find ways of supporting more sustainable transport and if successful, this initiative will help deliver a healthier environment and add to our low-carbon and air quality aims.
“The charging points will be a valuable facility for electric car users and become part of our continuing efforts to provide the region with the best possible integrated public transport network.”


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