Warwickshire residents asked to suggest locations for EV charging points - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire residents asked to suggest locations for EV charging points

Leamington Editorial 27th Jan, 2024   0

RESIDENTS are being asked to suggest locations for electric vehicle charging points in Warwickshire.

​Last year, Warwickshire County Council was allocated £3.3million from the first round of the government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Capital Fund.

Based on current estimates, this funding will allow for the delivery of up to 1,400 charging sockets at both on-street and in car park locations. To deliver on this, residents are being asked to nominate possible locations which would benefit from an electric vehicle charging point.

Anyone can make a location suggestion by visiting https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/electric-vehicles/request-new-electric-charging-point or calling 01926 410 410.

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

“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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