Switched on Corby promotes the use of electric vehicles

Founder of Electric Corby, Nick Bolton

Founder of Electric Corby, Nick Bolton

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Corby Council has created five electric vehicle parking bays at Parkland Gateway car park off Westcott Way in the town centre.

They will come into use from midnight on November 20.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “The council, in partnership with Electric Corby, is continuing to lead the way in delivering public electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the town and this is something that we should be very proud of.

“Now we have these charging points in place in several areas throughout the town it is important that we ensure they can be used. We know that there are more electric vehicles now being used within the borough and we hope that by introducing changes such as dedicated electric vehicle bays then we can encourage this trend to increase further.”

Nick Bolton of Electric Corby said: “With a 56 per cent year on year increase, the recent surge in sales of electric and hybrid electric cars coincides perfectly with the completion of this first part of Corby’s charge network. Corby is positioned well for residents and businesses to benefit from the latest advances in vehicle design.”

The wording of the new parking order has been amended to improve clarity to members of the public using the car park.

It can be viewed from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm, at Corby Cube.