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Have your say on electric vehicle charging in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire’s residents are being asked for their views on the county council’s new electric vehicle charging framework.

With five key objectives, the framework sets out how Nottinghamshire County Council aims to work with residents, businesses and communities to establish a public charge point network.

A key aim of the framework is to ensure that electric vehicle charge points are made available across the county, including in urban centres, rural areas, on the highway and in public spaces.

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As part of the framework, the county council wants to increase awareness of available charge points, seek more funding for and increase installations of charge points across the local network as well as ensuring the sustainability of charge points.

The county council is currently bidding for final approval for £5.5 million from the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund, to increase the number of electric vehicle charge points in the county.

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Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:

“Encouraging the uptake of green transport solutions is pivotal in reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions and addressing the impact of pollution on public health.

“We know that people having access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure is the key to motivating people to transition to lower emission vehicles and our framework sets out how we plan to support the growth of this infrastructure.

“This framework is evidence of our ongoing commitment to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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“Our goal is to develop a county where electric vehicles are widely used and we’re really keen to hear the views of Nottinghamshire residents on the ambitions included within the framework.

“Residents can have their say online through our consultation system and whether you own an electric vehicle or not, I would urge everyone to have their say to make sure that the future of our charging network can benefit as many people as possible.”

 

The consultation can be found on the county council’s website:

https://consult.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/ev-consultation/

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