National Park installs 74 EV chargers to bring ‘sustainable tourism’

The installations have been made with the help of a £26m fund, looking to boost biodiversity across Wales

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Pembrokeshire National Park in Wales has installed 74 electric vehicle (EV) charging points to encourage more ‘sustainable tourism’ in the area.

The Welsh government has stated that this is the highest number of EV charge points available in any national park in the UK.

The installations have been made with the help of a £26 million fund, looking to boost biodiversity across Wales.

Wales is currently one of the worst parts of the UK in terms of EV charger accessibility, accounting for around 3% – and the government has put heavy focus on changing this.

Climate Change Minister Julie James commented: “It’s really important that people can come here in a sustainable way and stay here in a sustainable way.”

This fund will be spent to improve all Welsh national parks – Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons.

Tegryn Jones, Chief Executive of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, added: “We need to change the nature of tourism and support visitors to visit in a more climate-neutral way.

So, we can promote a greener, more sustainable, more regenerative tourism, that respects our communities, our landscapes and each other as we move ahead.”