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Electric vehicles (EV)

Zap Map displays a map with all the locations and providers of EV charge points, the type of charge, its availability and utilisation fee.

North East Lincolnshire has welcomed EV technology and been developing EV infrastructure since 2013, when charge points were first introduced to council-owned car parks. As ownership of EV has started to increase in the area, there are a number of key drivers for further developing the EV agenda including:

  • The Government announcement to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2030
  • The Road to Zero – Department for Transport strategy on the next steps towards cleaner road transport and delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy
  • Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution – Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies – the Prime Minister’s blueprint for allowing the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050.

We are committed to the EV agenda and recognise the key role locally in supporting the change to EV and ultra-low emission vehicles and actively liaising with residents, businesses and neighbouring local authorities in the continued development of EV in North East Lincolnshire.

There are currently a number of charge point grants available from the Government, which can be accessed on the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

Some EV charge point suppliers will provide support for a home charging point, through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, available through the OZEV website.

Grants are only available for off-street charging points, and residents wanting to charge their car from home must do so within the boundary of their own property. Any cables or wires being used to charge a vehicle across the pavement are a violation of the Highways Act (1980) and will be removed.

  • Monitoring the progress of EV including new technologies, infrastructure, policy changes and possible funding opportunities
  • Working with neighbouring local authorities to develop a strategic approach to EV across Greater Lincolnshire
  • Exploring EV and other electric forms of transport and developing ways to highlight the benefits and behavioural changes needed with residents and businesses

The council first installed EV charging points in 2013, when the technology was only just emerging. Currently, the council provide EV charging points in Cartergate car park in Grimsby and St. Peter’s Avenue car park in Cleethorpes.

PODpoint, an EV charging company, are the suppliers of the charging points and drivers registered with them can access the national network of charging points, including those in our car parks.

The council’s fleet of vehicles began the transition to EV in 2016 with the first purchase of an electric vehicle. Currently, there are 23 diesel-powered vehicles, with 22 all-electric vehicles, along with an electric vacuum litter picker.

These new fleet vehicles are much more cost effective than those that were previously operated, and they fit in with the council’s vision for a low carbon footprint. With a range of 108 miles on a full charge, they are primarily used for frontline council operations, such as parking services, waste services, grounds Maintenance, pollution control and security services.