A total of 250 new residential electric vehicle charging points are being installed in Milton Keynes after the local council secured the largest grant offered to date from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) of £1.1 million.
The points are planned across Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Bletchley and Olney, and the partners have just installed the 100th charging point – on Westminster Drive in Bletchley.
Milton Keynes Council has been working with Connected Kerb, the provider of EV charging infrastructure, and highways partner Ringway to install the charging points in older areas of the city where there are fewer off-street parking options.
About 40% of homes in Milton Keynes do not currently have access to off-street charging facilities.
The new charge points can charge a car from empty to 80% in eight hours and provide a top up charge of about 35 miles range per hour of charge.
Connected Kerb delivers future-proof, cost-effective and sustainable EV charging solutions for the public sector, developers, fleets, workplaces, car parks and other organisations.
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO, Connected Kerb said, “I am delighted that Milton Keynes Council, who are a recognised pioneer in the EV sector, selected Connected Kerb for this critical EV infrastructure project which aims to boost EV uptake in Milton Keynes by improving access to charge points for residents without off-street parking. Bring affordable, reliable and sustainable mobility to everyone is essential if the city and the wider UK is to reach net zero.”
Cllr Robin Bradburn, Deputy Leader of MK Council, said, “We’re working to make Milton Keynes one of the best places to own an electric vehicle and this project is a great step in the right direction.”