ELECTRIC vehicle owners living or working in the district are invited to apply for a permit which will allow them to park for free, all day every day in Warwick District Council car parks.
To receive their free pass registered owners of fully electric cars or vans need to supply the council with their name, address, vehicle registration, make and model. The annual permits will be valid from August 1.
District neighbourhood services spokeswoman Coun Moira-Ann Grainger said: “In June 2019 our council declared a ‘climate emergency’ in response to the need for significant and urgent action to reduce carbon emissions.
“This new green scheme we are trialling, is just one of the steps we are taking to help improve air quality in our town centres and encourage increased ownership of electric vehicles.”
There are currently six EV charging points in the district council operated car parks in Leamington – in Covent Garden and St Peters multi-storeys and Station Approach short stay facility.
The council is working with Warwickshire County Council to significantly increase the availability of public charging points across the district.
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/evpermits to apply for a permit and for further information.
Click here for full list of EV charging points in the district.