More electric car charging points for Horsham district

A map is available to find charging points
A map is available to find charging points

Owners of electric cars in the Horsham district will be able to use two more rapid charging points that are being installed in the area.

The new rapid charging points will be found at:

Billingshurst Library Car Park, Mill Lane, Billingshurst, RH14 9JZ;

Storrington Library Car Park, Ryecroft Lane, Storrington RH20 4PA.

Two other points are being installed at:

South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DH;

Crawley Borough Council Town Hall Car Park, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ; and

Users can charge their electric car to within 80 per cent of full power inside 30 minutes.

It makes it much quicker to top up power during journeys and encourages electric vehicle drivers to venture further afield.

Benefits to travelling by electric car include:

Fuel costs 2p a mile;

Free parking and/or free electricity is available at many public car parks across the south east;

Up to £5,000 in Government grants available to help people buy a new electric car;

No pollution at the point of use (unlike petrol and diesel cars);

Up to 40% lower carbon emissions compared to other cars;

A map of every public electric charging point in south east England can be found here.

West Sussex County Council is promoting electric vehicle charging points and electric cars as part of European Mobility Week (16-22 September).

County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “We support the introduction of these four public rapid charging points in West Sussex.

“Journeying by electric car is cheaper for the motorist and healthier for the environment.

“Any infrastructure improvement that aids the growth of electric car use is something we welcome.”

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