Tuesday 23 April 2024
9.9 C
Nottingham

£5.5m for electric vehicle charging coming to Nottinghamshire

Ruth Edwards MP has welcomed £5.5m of new funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Nottinghamshire.

This will enable councils to install more on-street charge points, making it more convenient for residents to switch to electric vehicles.

 

In total, Nottinghamshire has now received over £12 million from the Government, part of its £200 million national funding package, to make sure we are ready for the increase in the number of electric vehicles on our roads.

It will help councils ramp up delivery of charge points and help residents without off-street parking should they decide to switch to electric vehicles. 

- Advertisement -

 

Last month the Transport Minister for Technology and Decarbonisation, Anthony Browne MP, visited West Bridgford, to see the new Kerbo Charge units installed on residential streets.

This helps residents who own EVs but don’t have access to off-street parking, charge their vehicles at home.

 

By 2035, the sale of all new cars and vans must be zero emission at the tailpipe. The Government is encouraging people to switch to electric cars by zero-rating road tax on them, as well as helping with the cost of installing chargers.

This includes providing EV charge point grants of up to £350 each to help with the cost of installing home charging points. They also can cover up to 75% of the cost (or £30,000) of installing multiple charge point sockets across a wider building. 

 

Ruth said:

“As an electric car user myself, I know that access to convenient charging points is essential and I am pleased that the Government has given Nottinghamshire County Council increased funding to help deliver these. 

 

“I’ve championed the roll-out of electric vehicles since I was elected, but people can only make the switch if they know how and where they can charge their car. I will continue to campaign for more charging infrastructure both across the country and in Rushcliffe.”

• Pavement charging | Electric car pavement charging pilot launched in West Bridgford

• Buses | £32 million fleet of new electric buses launch at Nottingham Old Market Square event

• Funding | Councils awarded £17.6m funding to get 8,000 EV chargers on our streets

Follow The Wire on TikTok, Facebook, X, Instagram. Send your story to newsdesk@westbridgfordwire.com or via WhatsApp on 0115 772 0418

Categories:
 

Latest