Letter: Need for more charging points in town

Need for more car charging points.
Need for more car charging points.

Malcolm Smith’s column regarding electric cars “taking off in 2017” raised the issue of charging points in towns.

I suspect the picture used of charging points along a street is probably in London.

If we look at the picture locally I have only found three charging points for the whole of Scarborough and none in Whitby or Filey!

Both Scarborough Council and businesses can get grants to install points. Up to now only Lidl have grasped the nettle.

Tourists coming to the resort with electric cars will not be able to charge up until York.

The council could make the Park and Rides more attractive by installing multiple points and also at the Sports Village.

Tom Farrell
Lairs Lane