Laura Sharman 08 November 2021

Council plans to deliver thousands of on-street EV chargers by 2030

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West Sussex Council has unveiled plans to deliver thousands of on-street electric vehicle chargers, thought to be the largest deployment by a local authority.

The council has signed a deal with Connected Kerb to install the chargers on streets, in car parks and at community facilities by 2030.

Connected Kerb has also announced a deal with Kent County Council today to deploy at least 600 chargers by 2023, with many installed in parish towns and rural areas.

Kent County Council’s cabinet member for environment, Susan Carey, said: 'An easy-to-use and reliable network of electric vehicle charge points across the county will help more people make the switch to electric vehicles with all the benefits that brings in cleaner air and quieter roads.

'It’s a great example of how partnership working can deliver more and I’m delighted KCC is part of this pioneering project.'

Connected Kerb has outlined plans to install 190,000 public on-street EV chargers by 2030.

Other tenders with councils announced today include Coventry (300 chargers), Cambridge (360) and Plymouth (100).

Lord Gerry Grimstone, minister for investment at Department for International Trade and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: 'Investments like this will be vital to help reduce emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures whilst driving jobs, growth and levelling up across the country.'

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