A further 38 electric vehicle charge points have been installed across the Bradford district, marking a significant step towards making charging more accessible for a greater number of people.

The expansion of infrastructure for electric vehicles aligns with Bradford Council’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions, addressing climate change, and building upon the positive improvements in air quality witnessed since the introduction of the Clean Air Zone in September last year.

Working in collaboration with contractor Blink Charging, the council has successfully designed and installed the new chargers at 14 different locations.

Grant funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles’ (OZEV) On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme, along with contributions from the council, have made this venture possible.

With the exception of Cottingley Car Park on Herbert Street, Cottingley, where a single charger has been installed, each site is equipped with two or three Alfen fast chargers.

Users can conveniently access the chargers through the Blink-EB Go! App, with the electricity priced at 39p/kWh.

This recent addition of charge points bolsters the expanding network of charging infrastructure in the district.

Bradford Council has successfully enabled public charging at a total of 41 locations, demonstrating its commitment to facilitating electric vehicle adoption.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning, and Transport, expressed enthusiasm about the new charge points, stating, “These new charge points are a welcome addition to our EV charging network, which now means charge points at an additional 14 locations across our district. If we want people to switch to electric cars, it is vital that we make charging as accessible as possible, particularly for those who are unable to install a charge point at home due to cost or a lack of off-street parking.”

Alex Calnan, the Managing Director of Blink Charging UK, commended the council’s noteworthy dedication to enhancing the region’s EV charging network. He remarked, “This substantial further investment in the region’s EV charging network demonstrates the council’s impressive ambition to deliver better living conditions for local people, businesses, and visitors alike. We feel honoured to have been chosen to support the council in this important work and are excited by the contribution the charging network will make to the air quality and health of communities throughout the area.”

With the installation of these new charge points, Bradford takes a significant stride forward in fostering the adoption of electric vehicles while simultaneously improving the local environment.

By prioritizing accessibility and expanding the charging infrastructure, the council encourages more individuals to embrace sustainable transportation, ultimately contributing to a greener and healthier future for the district and beyond.

The 14 new locations are:

Bute St parking bays BD2 1DH

Library Car Park, Cowgill Street, Manningham BD8 7NS

Eccleshill Rec car park, Mount Avenue BD2 2HY

Gas Street car park, Haworth BD22 8NQ

Jenny Lane car park, Baildon BD17 6RS

Killinghall car park, Bradford BD2 4SJ

Mill Lane layby, Steeton BD20 6NS

Northcliffe Park layby, Cliffe Gardens, Shipley BD18 3DB

St Pauls Church, St Pauls Road, Shipley BD18 3ER

Victoria Street car park, Bingley BD16 2NH

Wesley Place car park, Silsden BD20 0PH

Wilsden Royd House car park, Main Street, Wilsden BD15 0AS

Cottingley car park, Herbert Street, Cottingley BD16 1SF.