EVs and charging

EV charging

Electric vehicles are thought to be the most likely route towards decarbonising transport, with manufacturers developing ever more efficient EVs and the government requiring an end to sales of new petrol or diesel vehicles by 2035.

To help with the transition the government provides funding to councils to help with expanding the network of chargers. This funding has to be bid for competitively, often on short timescales, so to ensure we’re ready we need to know where there is demand for charging points in our District.

What kinds of chargers are there?

The most convenient option for drivers is usually to have a charging point at home, but if you don’t have a drive this can be difficult.

  • An alternative is to have public charging points at places you’re likely to park your car while out and about – known as destination chargers.
  • A third option is to have communal chargers in residential areas so you can charge near to where you live – known as on-street chargers.
  • Finally there are chargers that are sited along long-distance routes, e.g. at motorway service stations – known as en-route chargers.
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