More charging points are set to be installed across Carmarthenshire for electric vehicles.

Some 26 sites in Llanelli, Burry Port, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Gwendraeth Valley and Llandeilo are the latest locations to benefit from electric vehicle charging points.

The proposed 7kw-22kw (fast chargers) will charge a compatible electric vehicle in 3-5 hours. All current charge points locations can be found on our website

Carmarthenshire County Council secured funding for the plug-in chargers via successful bids to Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and OLEV’s residential charge point scheme.

This latest scheme is part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s ongoing efforts to support sustainability and to become a net zero carbon local authority by 2030.

In 2012 Carmarthenshire became the first council in Wales to introduce electric pool car vehicles

The council has a policy of integrating low and zero carbon technologies into major building works projects such as schools, where PV installations and Passivhaus standards are already in use.

Already over £2million has been invested in over 200 energy efficiency projects, saving over £7million in running costs and 41,000 tonnes of CO2 over the lifetime of installed technologies.

Its fleet of refuse lorries is the most emission-friendly fleet in Wales; street lighting has been converted to LED units; and there has been significant investment in Safe Routes in Communites and Safe Routes to Schools to encourage more sustainable travel.

The council’s executive board member for communities, Cllr Hazel Evans said: “We are thrilled to have secured this significant which will enhance our current provision in Carmarthenshire and offer motorists a more accessible service. We will be looking at installing more of these points across the county to meet the growing demand for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.”

A rapid charge point can be found in Castle Car Park, Llandovery.

Fast charge points can be found at Dinefwr Castle, The Castle (Llandovery), Nant yr Onnen Holiday Lets (Llandovery) and J & J Motors (Cross Hands).

There are proposed locations for new charge points in Margaret Street, Carregamman, Hall Street, Upper Brynamman, Woodfield Road, Llandybie, Crescent Road, Llandeilo, Heol Y Neuadd, Tumble, and the Bowls Pavillion in Garnant.