Connecting coops, members, community in Chorlton and district
Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable. Studies now show the 'total cost of ownership' lower than fossil-fuel cars. But Chorlton is a dense urban area and many households have no driveway to park a car while it's charging. Chorlton is also a place where many residents would like to switch to electric. The council won't fix this either - there are some chargepoints but nowhere near enough for a mass switch to EVs - a tipping point that is coming.
On 29 March around 20 people came to our event 'Electrifying Chorlton' - to hear about a co-operative solution that they have adopted in Lancaster. Residents who would like to share a charge point have invested in a Community Benefit Society (a not-for-profit cooperative) which has installed fast charging points on private land.
Next step is for Chorlton residents to complete this survey so we can judge how many people are interested.
The Chorlton Coop Cluster aims to promote collaboration between members, stores and other cooperatives in Chorlton.
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