Ubitricity is installing 300 on-street EV charging points across Liverpool, trebling the city’s public network.
The additional charge points, located at key residential and commercial locations, will take the city’s existing network of 150 charge points to 450.
Rollout of the new charge points began in late September 2022 and is set to complete in Spring 2023.
According to Government statistics from October 2022, this will make it the third largest public charging network in the UK behind London and Coventry.
The rollout comes as part of a two-part project which will see Ubitricity take over the repair and maintenance of Liverpool’s existing charging infrastructure and then install more charge points.
These new Ubitricity charge points, which are installed directly into existing street lampposts, charge at a speed of up to 5kW and take just under two hours to install.
Toby Butler, UK managing director of Ubitricity, a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, said: “Liverpool is investing in an impressive on-street EV charging network, making the transition to EV much more accessible to their residents.
“In line with their plans to reach Net Zero by 2030 Liverpool is helping to lead the country in decarbonising their roads and improving air quality.
“By creating such a large and accessibly public network, Liverpool City Council is paving the way for the residents of Liverpool who want to switch to EV.”
Cllr Dan Barrington, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Highways for Liverpool City Council said, “The fact that the roll-out is being led by community requests means the points are going where the demand is needed most which means they’ll be getting maximum usage.”