TWO new electric-vehicle charging points have been installed in Keighley.

They have been provided by Bradford Council at an extra care housing site.

The fast chargers – at newly-built Valley View Court, in Scatcherd Drive – will be able to charge three cars at once.

Residents, visitors and members of the public will be able to use them, from Monday, October 21.

The charging points will be free to use and can be accessed via the Hubsta network.

The latest additions take to seven the number of public charging points now installed by the council across the district. Other sites include Scott Street car park, in Keighley.

As part of its drive to improve air quality, any new developments given planning permission by the council must include electric-vehicle charging points.

The Government has set a target for the UK to end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.

Bradford Council says the latest charging points will help work towards this and add to a growing network of such points across Bradford and nationally.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby – executive member for healthy people and places, including climate action – said: “These charging points will be a great resource for electric vehicle drivers in the Keighley area.

“Also, they demonstrate our continued commitment to tackling climate change.”