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An electric vehicle charge point has been installed in the Tove Short Stay car park in Towcester by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).
The charge point is a type-two floor mounted socket which is part of the Charge Your Car electric vehicle re-charging network.
The charge point can be activated by using the Charge Your Car access card, Charge Your Car mobile phone app or automated pay-as-you-go telephone line and is compatible with most electric vehicles.
There are two parking bays designated for electric vehicle charging only and they are marked in green.
Parking restrictions of three hours maximum stay, with no return within 3 hours Monday to Friday 8:00am until 6:00pm still apply.
Councillor Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "This is a really proactive step forward in the move towards greener energy sources in the district.
"As a council, it's important for us to encourage the use of more environmentally friendly travel options, and also pave the way for other councils to follow suit.
"I hope that, as electric vehicles become increasingly accessible and common place, we will see an increase in use and adoption of charge points such as this."
Electric vehicle owners will need to supply their own cable in order to use the charge point.