Cheltenham and Gloucester Mitsubishi welcomes the install of more electric charging points in its area.
Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council are working together to install six fast charging points and four rapid charging points at various locations across Cheltenham and Gloucester, before Christmas.
Earlier this year Mitsubishi Motors in the UK launched the Outlander PHEV, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, that uses both electric and petrol power. Dale Bedwell, brand manager at Cheltenham and Gloucester Mitsubishi in Staverton, believes the improved infrastructure will encourage more people to use environmentally friendly vehicles like the PHEV.
Bedwell said: “It’s great news that Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council are bringing in more charging points for people with electric cars. The Outlander PHEV has already been a hugely popular car for us and we see it as the future of motoring for us. The extra charging points will make it easier for people to drive vehicles that are better for the environment.”
The fast charging points are planned for Montpellier Street by the Rotunda and Regent Arcade car park in Cheltenham and the Westgate and Eastgate car parks in Gloucester - two other locations are yet to be confirmed.
The rapid charge points are planned for Compass Holidays near Cheltenham railway station, The Wharf House in Over, Gloucester and the Chase Hotel in Brockworth.