OSWESTRY Town Council has opened two electric vehicle charging points in a town centre car park.

The two new rapid charging points, run by InstaVolt, are now open at Central Car Park.

The charging points cost 35p per kWh to use and there is no connection fee or monthly membership fee.

Vehicles using them will however need to pay for car parking.

Councillor Duncan Kerr, mayor of Oswestry, believes the opening of the charging points highlights the council’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

He said: “These units will improve the accessibility to the town for electric vehicles driven by visitors and residents alike.

“Their opening shows our commitment to reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment.

“Oswestry is in a strategically important location and there are very few charging points in town centres in the area – we would like to encourage electric vehicle drivers to stop off and charge up in Oswestry and take some time to explore our wonderful town.”

The council considered a number of options after it adopted a notice of motion in the name of Councillor Paul Milner.

InstaVolt were selected because of their pay as you use approach, the quality of the product and their proposal to put in rapid chargers.