Gloucestershire County Council is to begin the first phase of its scheme to install 1,000 public EV charging points over the next three years.

Work on the installation of the first chargepoints, at an initial 26 locations around the county, will begin at the end of this month.

To ensure value for money the council is installing two twin chargepoints in many locations, so they can charge four EVs.

However, in areas with the greatest parking pressures it will only mark out two bays for EVs initially, before there is demand to fill four bays.

The programme is being funded by the County Council and the Department for Transport’s On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS).

Also, the County Council has appointed Connected Kerb to install and run its network of chargers.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning at Gloucestershire County Council, said, “I’m delighted that the rollout for our electric vehicle charging points is about to get under way. Electric vehicles reduce emissions and noise pollution, as well as improving air quality.

“These charging points will help to provide accessible facilities for residents who do not have off-street parking and 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. This is a great project that will encourage further EV uptake and accelerate Gloucestershire’s efforts to tackle climate change.”


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