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Electric Vehicle Charging

With the declaration of a ‘Climate Emergency’ by Welsh Government, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC) is clear that it must play its’ part in taking urgent action to mitigate the risks of Climate Change. 

The Council has recognised the fundamental changes that are needed to the way we all live our lives, and, as such, has committed to becoming a Net Zero Local Authority by the target date of 2030. The future development of an Electric Vehicle charging network across Rhondda Cynon Taf to facilitate the growth in electric vehicles is just one of the many changes the Council has committed to.

The Council has an important role to play in supporting growth in electric vehicles, including the creation of a supportive policy environment, by abetting the installation of new charging facilities for electric vehicles, and promoting their benefits to a wider audience.

The Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy sets out our thinking on how we will help deliver electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the County Borough over the next 10 years.

Residential On-Street Charging

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Highway Authority cannot, currently, support the installation of privately owned electric vehicle charge points on, adjacent to, or over, the public highway. In the interests of highway safety and in respect of future maintenance, the Highway Authority are not able to permit the trailing of cables, even with the use of an overlay or recessed grid across a public highway or footpath, or the channelling of cables under the footpath. This is due to public liability issues, including the risk of trip hazards and more complex electrical safety issues at the point of use. Notwithstanding this, the Council has secured funding to install Electric Vehicle Charging Points at a number of public parking locations across the County Borough, close to residential areas, having worked closely with the Cardiff Capital Region on a regional programme of charging points.

Cardiff Capital Region - Public Charging Provision

Working in partnership with the Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority, the Council is pleased to confirm that Connected Kerb Ltd will begin to install public use Electric Vehicle charging points at 31 car park sites across Rhondda Cynon Taf as part of wider work across the Cardiff Capital Region area of 10 local authorities.

Work is already underway to provide EV charging at the identified sites. There will be a mix of 7kW and 22kW fast charging points. All new EV charging points across the 31 sites will be installed during the course of this year.

For up-to-date information relating to the progress of installation works, the confirmed site locations and the number of chargers due to be installed, please visit our EV Charging campaigns page.

For further information and FAQs relating to the operation of planned car park EV Charging Points please visit: Connected Kerb - Frequently Asked Questions

View the following documents relating to the Electric Vehicle Strategy;

For further information please visit our Let’s Talk Electric Vehicle Charging website

Get in touch by emailing: EVCharging@rctcbc.gov.uk