The first electric car charger network in the county is set to go live at the end of next month.
Four electric vehicle rapid chargers are to be installed – one each in Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Saffron Walden after the county council was awarded £150,000 funding for them.
Speaking at a recent green transport seminar, Cllr Rodney Bass, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “This is the first network of its kind in the county.
“It will contribute to the goal of creating a nationwide network of charging points. I am glad that the county council is leading the way in the county to make it easier for drivers to use electric vehicles.”
The council was granted the money by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles to go ahead with the scheme and hopes to have the chargers running by the end of June.
Exact locations of the chargers, which can recharge a car in 20 to 30 minutes, are currently being finalised.