Connected Kerb has begun work on a project that will see 1,000 EV chargepoints installed in Gloucestershire over the next three years.
The EV charging company is currently fitting the chargepoints at the first five sites in the scheme at Stroud Road, Gloucester; Churchill Road, Gloucester; Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe; Elwyn Road, Cheltenham and Church Street, Newent.
Work is expected to take about three weeks to complete and the chargepoints are due to be operational in early November.
To ensure value for money, two twin chargepoints are being installed in many locations, so four EVs can be charged.
However, in areas with the greatest parking pressures only two bays for EVs are being marked out initially, before there is demand to fill four bays.
The scheme is funded by the County Council and the Department for Transport’s On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS).
With one third of homes in Gloucestershire lacking the ability to charge an EV on a driveway, the council and government are prioritising chargepoints in these locations.
Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning at Gloucestershire County Council, said, “Electric vehicles reduce emissions and noise pollution, as well as improve air quality.
“These charging points will provide accessible facilities for residents who do not have off-street parking and help to create a greener Gloucestershire.”
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said, “Local communities are the beating heart of the EV transition which is why listening to their feedback on EV charging proposals is so important.
“Our aim is make EV charging inclusive, reliable and convenient for everyone, particularly residents without a driveway, so all input is invaluable.”