Warwickshire drivers asked to nominate locations for future EV charging points - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire drivers asked to nominate locations for future EV charging points

Leamington Editorial 26th Sep, 2023   0

DRIVERS are being asked to nominate locations for future electric vehicle charging points in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council was recently allocated £3.3million from Tranche 1 of the government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Capital Fund.

Based on current estimates, this funding will allow for the delivery of up to 2,000 charging sockets at both on-street and in car park locations.

And in order to deliver on this, it Is now looking for residents help to nominate possible locations.

Anyone can make a location suggestion by using the following form https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=BqqwiCdZu0uok4nMJxOsggWAQybZlLFLvvdy6xvOGDlUM0hHTUFPNVpBQkg3UlI2VU1LR1JDWkNBUyQlQCN0PWcu

WCC is particularly interested in hearing about those areas where there is a high demand for electric vehicle charging, such as residential streets with no off-street parking, public car parks and rural locations.

Resident feedback will help WCC to identify the areas where new charging points are most needed, and it will then work with partners to install them in these areas.

WCC transport spokesperson Coun Jan Matecki said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Warwickshire residents to get involved in the roll out of our electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We are particularly keen to hear from residents in the county’s more rural locations so that we can ensure that access to EV charging is increased in these areas.

“We know that more people are keen to move away from fossil-fuel powered vehicles and that our role in this important shift is to provide increased charging infrastructure that makes this switch both possible and desirable.”

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