The government has said it will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035, because it wants to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions.
This means that people will only be able to buy electric or hydrogen cars and vans. Electric cars and vans help with cutting air pollution and CO2 emissions from road transport. They also help cut noise pollution as they are quieter to run.
What are we doing to promote electric vehicles
We've introduced a new fleet of hybrid vehicles which will be used for our large item collection service to encourage residents to recycle their household goods, reduce fly-tipping, while reducing carbon emissions.
The council is currently installing 45 new electric vehicle charging points for private vehicles at key locations across the borough including the town centre, leisure centres and Barnsley’s principal towns.
We also ask some developers to provide electric car charging points when they apply for planning permission to the council for new developments.
The new charging points will help work towards this and add to a growing network of charge points across Barnsley and the UK.
Grants available for electric cars
The government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Find out more on GOV.UK electric vehicle grant scheme.
Charging points located in Barnsley
You can see where the charging points are in Barnsley by using Zap Map.
We have over 30 e-bikes for loan at the Active Travel Hub.