NEW electric vehicle charging points in Bradford on Avon have gone ‘live’ as the town celebrates its Climate Festival by promoting green initiatives.

The town’s mayor, Cllr Sarah Gibson, was on hand to witness the charging points officially go live at 12 noon on Saturday, 25 September at the Youth & Community Centre in Frome Road.

The Alfen EV charging points have been supplied by EB Charging to enable local drivers to charge up their vehicle using the EB Charging app ‘EB Go’ and finding the charger point locations on Zap Map.

An EB Charging representative was also on site to answer any questions and help drivers use the app or QR code to charge their electric vehicles.

EB Charging regional sales director Allan Wall said: “The Twin is Alfen’s robust and smart charging solution with two sockets.

“It offers unparalleled user-friendliness and integrates advanced smart charging features.”

The town council will be making use of the charging point itself: as part of its Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy, it has recently taken delivery of a new electric truck.

The vehicle can travel 40 miles on one charge – enough to keep the town wardens mobile all day. It can carry more than 500kg in the cage on its back and can also pull a trailer if required.

To enable the town wardens to maintain and inspect green spaces, the truck has special off road tyres, making it multi-terrain and enabling it to transport them and their equipment wherever they need to go.

And – essential for Bradford on Avon – it has a hill climbing gear so it can get up Masons Lane.

The Bradford on Avon Climate Festival is part of the nationwide Great Big Green Week and events and activities took place in St Margaret’s Hall and Westbury Gardens.

Stalls include CPRE, the Countryside Charity; Chrissie and Nick Aslett from Extinction Rebellion with their Earth Protector; and the BoA Sewing Bee, as well as demonstrations of electric bicycles, and live music from Swingle Tree.