Ten new charging points for electric vehicles will be set up in car parks in Market Harborough if council chiefs successfully bid for £54,000 from the Government.
Harborough District Council’s Cabinet last night (Monday) moved to drive ahead with the ambitious scheme.
Charging stations will be installed in the Doddridge Road, St Mary’s Road West and Angel Street car parks if the council is awarded the cash.
The money is there to support blueprints which make charging for environmentally-friendly vehicles available to residents who do not have access to off-street parking.
Motorists would charge their vehicles overnight in the council’s car parks – and pay for the power used.
There are six charging points in four car parks across Harborough at the moment.
But the number of electric cars in Harborough is set to soar from about 250 to over 6,000 over the next four years.