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Electric vehicle charging bays for car parks in Watford, north Watford and Pinner Road
New eye-catching bays have been popping up in car parks in Watford as part of a scheme to accommodate and encourage electric cars.
Specially earmarked spaces have been created in the Gade, Sutton, Queens and The Avenue car parks in the town centre, in the Longspring car par in north Watford as well as the Pinner Road car park near the Bushey Arches.
Motorists driving petrol vehicles are able to park in them at the moment.
However they will reserved solely for electric vehicles after a county-wide traffic order comes into effect later this year, with drivers facing a fine for parking non-electric cars there.
The new spaces come with plug-in sockets for drivers to charge up their electric or hybrid vehicles.
Two more car parks are also due to get electric bays: Timberlake Car Park off Radlett Road and also at Watford Business Park.
Watford Borough Council said it hopes to have all the bays finished and up and running by March.
The spaces are being installed as part of a government-funded scheme and the power is being run from Hertfordshire County Council’s EDF supply via a feeder pillar.