Dudley to host 37 new EV charging points


A project to install 37 new on-street electric vehicle charging points across Dudley is to begin at the end of this year.

The charge points will charge at 7kW and for many cars this will provide a full charge in about six hours, making them ideal for overnight charging for residents.

The EV chargers will be available to the public with, at minimum, a Pay-As-You-Go payment system.

Each charge point should take up to a week to install, including signage and road markings.

The scheme, funded through an Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant and a charge point operator contribution, will help realise the council’s commitment to the Black Country Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Strategy.

A consultation for proposals for further charge points in more locations across the borough is set to launch in the coming weeks.

According to the Council, the introduction of these charge points will support local people who wish to own an electric vehicle but do not have their own drive, or other access to off-street charging facilities.

Councillor Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said, “The charge points are small and discreet and should take around four days to fit so will cause minimal disruption to residents.

“This investment will give thousands of our residents the convenience of accessing EV charge points on their street rather than having to install their own points from their home.

“Dedicated, shared charging bays make this a safer, more efficient way of bringing charge points to our communities.”

Councillor Dr Rob Clinton, cabinet member for climate change, said: “The installation of these charge points will form an important role in Dudley borough’s mixed approach to EV charging.”


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