Electrifying plan to improve air quality

Plans to install 100 electric vehicle charging points across the city have been unveiled.

Work is underway identifying council car parks, taxi ranks, supermarkets, leisure centres, garage car parks and new residential districts with no off street parking such as the Baltic Triangle.

The new sites will make travelling by electric car in the city easier and more convenient and reduce car emissions in Liverpool.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Although the city has made great strides in reducing levels of sulphur dioxide over recent year, pollution from vehicle related emissions such as Nitrogen Dioxide and Particulate Matter is still too high.

“It is not good enough for us to be just below the worst as it still has a direct effect on the health of many residents and creates a huge cost for the NHS, which means it has to be a real priority.

“There is already a lot of good work going on delivered by partners such as Merseytravel, but we can support that by using our influence to deliver changes which will improve air quality.

“By 2025 I want the city to have developed a central heart where walking, cycling, electric vehicles and clean fuels will dominate.”

The council is working with the company responsible for electricity distribution in Liverpool to make it happen.

Air Quality

Our handy map makes it easy to see what the current and historic air pollution levels are like in your area by bringing you the very latest information from air quality monitoring conducted by Liverpool City Council and Defra.

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