Wednesday 10 November 2021

Watford ahead of the curve when it comes to EV uptakes

Watford ahead of the curve when it comes to EV uptakes

Watford is leading the way in British electric vehicle (EV) registrations.

That’s according to new statistics released by the Department for Transport, showing the number of EVs taken up in the town account for more than half of those registered across the entirety of Hertfordshire and 1.8% of the total number in England.

During the last year, the borough witnessed a 45% increase in registrations, with more than 4,800 cars now on the roads – the closest to this in Hertfordshire is St Albans with 831.

The hike in uptakes has also been met by more ambition from Watford Borough Council in installing charging points around the town, with 40 currently in place.

The Mayor, Peter Taylor, said: “Given that Watford is one of the smallest districts in the country, this is an incredible achievement. We have been working hard to support Watford residents to make greener choices and we recognised early on that we needed a strategy to roll-out EV charging infrastructure.

“Our ongoing installation programme is enabling more and more people to make this positive switch. This is all part of a wider Sustainability Strategy for the town, which will help us to achieve our goal of being carbon-neutral by 2030.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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