EB Charging has won the contract to install, supply and operate 46 new EV charge points on 40 streets across Norwich.
As part of the project, UK Power Networks helped identify suitable locations and ensured the electricity grid is able to support the new charge points which include floor-mounted 22kW fast chargers and 50-100kW rapid chargers.
Also, a survey will go live shortly for residents to give feedback on the identified locations as well as the opportunity to suggest other potential sites for charge points across the county in the future.
EB Charging will fully fund the installation and ongoing maintenance of the charge points.
Councillor Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said, “Norfolk County Council is committed to a greener and cleaner future and we have a leading role to play in reducing our carbon footprint through cutting the dependence on motor transport that runs on fossil fuels.
“We know from research that a lack of charging points is one of the top barriers to people making the transition to electric vehicle, and we hope that this programme will support more people in the Norwich area to make the change to electric.”
Alex Calnan, Managing Director of EB Charging, said, “We’re really excited to be working with Norfolk County Council on this ambitious project to dramatically increase the availability of EV charging options across Norwich.
“Working with UK Power Networks, they’ve ensured sufficient power supply for current and future charging needs, making switching to EVs a realistic option for residents, businesses and visitors.”