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Electric Vehicle charging points coming to Malton and Norton

Rapid electric vehicle charging points are to be installed in Malton and Norton by Ryedale District Council, in partnership with Highways England, to enable people to top up their vehicles quickly and continue on their journeys whilst also having the opportunity to use local facilities.

Water Lane and St Nicholas Street car parks have been identified as the preferred locations in Malton and Norton for the installation of two rapid electric vehicle charging points, being close to retail shops and cafes.  Drivers will be able to top up their vehicles whilst shopping in the town with a full charge in under 30 minutes.

Councillor Luke Ives, Chair of the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee, said: “This is an excellent initiative for the Council and it brings new technology, and potentially new customers, to the businesses of Malton and Norton. It’s great that people will be able to ‘top-up’ whilst they shop.  It’s not only beneficial to the environment, but also another great improvement to boost our local economy.”

"We know that previously Ryedale has been a difficult area for electric vehicle owners to visit and travel around. The Council is delighted that the application for grant funding has been successful to enable the introduction of these charge points as they'll not only make the area more accessible for visitors but also make life easier for our electric vehicle owning residents and maybe even encourage other drivers to consider owning an electric vehicle."

Encouraging the use of electric vehicles in Malton and Norton will improve air quality and reduce traffic noise in the two towns. The Government has a target to promote the use of electric vehicles of 9% of all sales by 2020 increasing to 60% by 2030.  In order to ensure that the district benefits from this growth, rapid charge points will be essential to attract electric vehicle drivers to the towns across Ryedale.

Jo White, Head of Intelligent Transport Systems at Highways England, said: “At Highways England we are committed to helping improve the nation’s air quality and aim to ensure 95% of our network is within 20 miles of a charge point.

“So we’re working with local highways authorities to provide these facilities in their area, to help drivers with their journeys.”

Work commences in February and the Council looks forward to these charging points becoming fully operational in the Spring.  

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Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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