Connected Kerb is to install and maintain thousands of new EV charging points in West Sussex over the next ten years.
As part of the West Sussex Charge Point Network scheme, run in partnership with Adur and Worthing, Arun, Crawley, Horsham, and Mid Sussex district and borough councils, the charge points will appear in public sector car parks and at community facilities across the county.
UK-based Connected Kerb, which has extensive experience of working with local authorities and public sector organisations, is fully funding the project and residents will be consulted over where they want the charging points located.
Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said, “The challenge of scale is very real – no other council has undertaken this number of charging points in a single roll-out – but we are committed to ensuring that EV becomes accessible, sustainable and affordable for every EV user in the county.
“Furthermore, we hope it will encourage further EV uptake as we move towards 2030 and the ban on sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles.”
Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change says the charge points will offer people without off-street parking convenient and reliable charging as they will be sited both within car parks and on-street.
She added, “We know that some residents have hesitated to make the switch to electric vehicles because of a lack of public chargepoints: we hope this launch will encourage them to reconsider, make the change and, in turn, have a positive impact on carbon emissions and air quality.”