Comprising approximately 80 new sockets, the aim of the new sites is to increase the availability of public EV charging and to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.

The charging points will be installed, operated, maintained and funded by the charge point operator, Liberty Charge, with the support of its delivery partner, Virgin Media O2.

This latest tranche adds to the 82 sockets already available, maintained and funded by Liberty Charge in Northamptonshire.

North Northamptonshire Council’s Cllr Graham Lawman said: ‘We’re delighted to provide these additional charge points, in order to help accelerate the move to more sustainable methods of transport.

‘Without the infrastructure in place, it would be impossible to accommodate the growing popularity of EVs in our area and beyond. The fully-funded solution means there is zero cost to the tax-payer – of added importance in today’s financial climate.’

Neil Isaacson, Liberty Charge CEO, said the council is to be applauded on its latest initiative: ‘It’s fantastic to build on our partnership with North Northamptonshire Council, and we are proud to continue in our work to electrify the council area. It’s great to work with a Council that is committed to supporting their residents in moving to EVs.’