‘Charge Your Car’ competition

electric car charging point
electric car charging point

ELECTRIC vehicle owners are being offered the chance to win a ‘Charge Your Car’ membership worth £50.

Horsham District Council (HDC) is running the competition to celebrate the launch of the first public electric vehicle charging stations.

There are two Elektrobay recharging stations available in Storrington and two in Horsham town, which have been provided by HDC in partnership with West Sussex County Council.

They are part of the 22 charging stations - produced by Brighton based Elektromotive - installed in 11 locations across West Sussex.

The recharging stations in Storrington’s Library car park and Horsham’s North Street car park form part of an emerging national network of recharging infrastructure.

Drivers of electric vehicles will receive a smart card when they join the ‘Charge your Car’ network (www.chargeyourcar.org.uk ).

For the £50 annual membership, this smart card gives users access to any of the posts registered with the network across the county and beyond.

The government is encouraging drivers to consider choosing more environmentally friendly vehicles.

With no car tax to pay, electric cars offer zero tailpipe emissions and low cost refuelling. The cost of powering an electric car for 10,000 miles is around £200. In comparison, the cost of diesel for the same journey would cost over £1,500.

Competition entrants have until September 30 to enter by sending their name, contact details and electric vehicle details to sustainability@horsham.gov.uk or calling 01403 215580 with the information. Competition rules are available on request.