North Lincolnshire Council to install 35 on-street EV charge points
North Lincolnshire Council will be installing a network of 35 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge points in North Lincolnshire as part of the council’s drive towards A Green Future.
ubitricity has been selected to install and manage the public charging infrastructure, which will be made up of a combination of bollard and street lamppost chargers. The charge points will charge at a speed of up to 5kW and each take just under 2 hours to install. The council has asked residents to suggest charge point installation location online.
The roll-out is planned for residential communities where the majority of residents park on the street, allowing residents to easily charge hybrid and electric vehicles on the street where they live. A lack of accessible public EV charging points is a common barrier to EV adoption. A study commissioned by the Department for Transport published in March 2022 showed that the public wants to charge their vehicles at or near home, which can be difficult for the 8 million households in the UK don’t have access to off-street or private parking.
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. We are excited to implement this government-led initiative and enable easy access to charge points for residents. 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.”
In 2022 North Lincolnshire Council pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030. In 2023, 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, was to increase EV adoption in the area.
“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,” said Toby Butler, UK Managing Director of ubitricity. “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.”