ALMOST a dozen new electric vehicle chargers have been installed across Barnsley Council’s car parks.

A total of 11 dual chargers, which can charge up to 22 vehicles, takes the total number of chargers in council car parks across the borough to 32.

All are dual chargers, creating a total of 64 charging spaces.

The newest units have been built at Church Street, Mark Street, Market Gate and West Road.

The new chargers have been funded through South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and the Get Building Fund.

The chargers in Barnsley are part of a wider £1.8m investment which is adding more than 100 chargers across South Yorkshire.

Coun James Higginbottom, cabinet spokesperson for environment and highways, said: “We all have a part to play in helping Barnsley to be net zero carbon by 2045, protecting our borough for future generations.

“I’m delighted that we’re able to offer even more electric vehicle charging spaces at car parks across our borough.

“These are available both to those visiting our town centre and local high streets, as well as local residents who want to use them to charge overnight.

“We’re helping to grow the EV charging infrastructure across South Yorkshire and encourage more people to make the switch to electric vehicles when it’s time to change their car.

“We know more and more people are already making the switch to electric vehicles.

“This helping us improve our air quality and reduce our carbon emissions as we build the cleaner, greener and more sustainable Barnsley we can all be proud to call home.”