North Lincolnshire Council has appointed charge point operator Ubitricity to install a network of 35 on-street EV charge points, including bollard and street lamppost chargers.
Through this partnership, Ubitricity – a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell – will also manage the charge points which will charge at a speed of up to 5kW and each take just under two hours to install.
The roll-out is planned for residential communities, and the council has asked residents to suggest suitable locations.
In 2022 North Lincolnshire Council pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030, and this year, the council unveiled its A Greener Future environmental programme, which laid out a roadmap to tackle its carbon footprint.
One of the key aims of this plan, which also includes developing the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure, is to increase EV adoption in the area.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said, “Residents are now becoming more conscious of their carbon footprint, with more people converting to electric vehicles to contribute to improving emission levels.
“These new chargers will be installed where off-street parking is not available and will use the power supply from streetlights – now we need to know where residents would like to see them installed.”
Toby Butler, UK managing director of Ubitricity said, “The momentum of EV infrastructure deployments across the UK continues to build, with more and more councils and local authorities helping residents to make the shift to greener modes of transport.
“We’re delighted to have added North Lincolnshire Council to our growing list of council partners, paving the way for residents who want to switch to EV.”