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Local Authorities work to increase EV charging opportunities

Tue, 25 Jan 2022

By Sarah Hendy - Local Democracy Reporter
By Sarah Hendy - Local Democracy Reporter
Local Authorities across the island are continuing to increase the number of charging opportunities for electric vehicle owners.
 
In this month’s Douglas Council meeting, Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Falk Horning, shared plans to re-designate six disabled parking spaces in Shaw’s Brow car park as dual use, a decision which would mean both blue badge holders and electric vehicle owners could make use of the spaces; a seemingly controversial proposal.
 
Discussions along a similar line took place in Ramsey last week, when plans to increase the number of EV parking spaces on Market Square from two, to four, were proposed.
 
As in Douglas, installation and maintenance expenses will be covered by Manx Utilities, at no cost to the ratepayer.
 
Commissioners Luke Parker, and Lamara Craine who says with the number of electric vehicles more than doubling in one year, it’s essential the Commission makes provision, and fast:
 

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