Funded by the council and the Department for Transport's On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, the installation of the chargers will take place over the next three years.

The Government is due to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030 as part of the drive to improve air quality and tackle climate change.

The installation of new charge points is aimed at making the transition to electric vehicles (EV) easier for residents.

One third of residential properties in Gloucestershire currently have no off-street parking for charging an EV at home.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning at Gloucestershire County Council, said: ‘I’m delighted that the rollout for our electric vehicle charging points is about to get under way. Electric vehicles reduce emissions and noise pollution, as well as improving air quality.

‘These charging points will help to provide accessible facilities for residents who do not have off-street parking and create a greener Gloucestershire.’

Around one third of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Gloucestershire comes from transport and private vehicle use accounts for over half of this (55%).

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: ‘This is a great project that will encourage further EV uptake and accelerate Gloucestershire’s efforts to tackle climate change.’

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