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Funding awarded for On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme

1:32 pm, Tuesday, 13th February 2024 - 2 months ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, are happy to announce grant funding of £49,450 as part of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme.

The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, known as ORCS funding, looks to install charge points in on-street parking areas, like terraced streets, allowing residents to charge their vehicles at home. For many, electric vehicle charging happens off-road in garages and driveways. However, off-street parking is not available to everyone. By installing charge points on streets, this will provide facilities for those without a driveway.

More information on where these chargepoints will be installed will be shared in due course. However, suggestions for an EV charging point are welcome. If you are a resident and have an account with North East Lincolnshire Council, you can submit these at https://my.nelincs.gov.uk/s/flow/Electric_vehicle_charging_location. For those unable to access the form online, please call the customer services team on 01472 326290 option 3 (transport) and the form can be completed over the phone with a customer adviser.

The funding is awarded by Department for Transport with assistance from Energy Saving Trust.

Anthony Snell, Traffic and Transport Manager at Equans, said: “Having on-street charge points will provide opportunities to residents living in these areas to buy an electric vehicle knowing they can charge their vehicle overnight near their home. By installing more charge points across the borough, we hope to see a rise in electric vehicles in the coming years to create a more environmentally friendly place.”

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, said: “Installing new chargepoints will hopefully increase the uptake of electric vehicles, further reducing carbon footprint in the borough as well as supporting the council’s goal to achieve carbon net zero in North East Lincolnshire by 2050.”

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