WREXHAM Council has rolled out more electric car charging points in the county.

The council recently announced that technicians have installed the first North and Mid Wales 100kw charging station in Chirk.

The ultra-rapid charger can charge a car up to 80 per cent in around 20-30 minutes.

It is said this will be a huge benefit to electric vehicle drivers and support the local economy with users stopping for a short time to use the local amenities.

Another charging point has also been installed in the town centre

These are next to the Guildhall and allow users to charge whilst using the shops and facilities in the town centre.

These charging points are an addition to the network of ten publicly accessible charging points across Wrexham - from the town centre, county parks to rural locations such as Glyn Ceiriog.

More places to charge your electric car installed in Wrexham.

More places to charge your electric car installed in Wrexham.

Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “These projects show our commitment to green travel and promoting the use of electric vehicles throughout the County and for visitors to the area.

“We declared a climate emergency in 2019 with the aim of having zero carbon emissions by 2030. It’s an ambitious agenda and projects such as installing these charging points in convenient places will help us reach our aims.”

The charging points have already been put to good use and were used when we an electric refuse vehicle was charged as part of a trial recently to see how they would are on rounds.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Pritchard, added: “As a council we are always looking at ways we can reduce the amount of emissions that we produce from our vehicles, our buildings, anything we buy and how we can best use our land.

“Climate change is real and we must all look at how we can help to reduce the harmful effect of carbon emissions.

“We have a small but very dedicated team and I would like to thank them for their work in helping us achieve our aims in order to make Wrexham a cleaner and greener place to live, visit and work.”

Department for Transport statistics show 251 ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) were licensed in Wrexham at the end of last year – 65 more than at the end of 2019, when there were 186.

The figures include battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles.