Supporting residents switching to electric vehicles
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular as more people want to reduce their carbon footprint. It is estimated that the county will need 10,000 electric vehicle charge points by 2030, when the government's ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles comes into effect.
To help achieve its goal of being net carbon zero by 2050, Surrey County Council have secured a contract with electric vehicle (EV) charge point supplier Connected Kerb to support the rollout of thousands of electric vehicle charge points across the county in the coming years.
£60million of investment
The contract, the largest in the UK to date, will release up to £60million of investment for Connected Kerb to install public EV chargepoints across the county. The aim will be to install thousands over the next five years and Connected Kerb have been licensed to operate the chargepoints for 15 years from installation.
Increasing the number public chargepoints in Surrey will support residents who would like to switch to an electric vehicle (or already have done), but don't have a driveway to be able to install a chargepoint at their home.
Through this contract, chargepoints will be installed at convenient on-street locations in residential areas and key locations in the community such as on high streets and public car parks.
Why should we move to electric vehicles?
In Surrey, 46 per cent of carbon emissions come from transport, and cutting that is key to tackling the causes of climate change. We all need to work together to reduce our emissions and become a net carbon zero county, and to achieve our vision of creating clean, safe and green communities for our residents.
For more information about electric vehicles visit our electric vehicles webpage.
How to suggest new locations
Throughout the contract, Connected Kerb will be identifying suitable on-street locations, using residents' suggestions made through our online map, and approaching public sector and community land owners across the county to identify other suitable locations for public EV chargepoints, including local car parks, NHS sites and educational establishments.
To share locations you think would benefit from an electric vehicle chargepoint, please drop a pin on our interactive commonplace map.
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