Electric vehicle charging point pilot scheme

Electric vehicle charging point

Enterprise M3 Electric Vehicle Pilot

The Transport Policy team in Surrey County Council (SCC) is leading a two-year EV charging infrastructure pilot. The pilot aims to support the Council in upholding our commitments to improving air quality and addressing the climate change emergency; both of which are key priorities for us and require urgent action. The objectives of this pilot are aligned with the ambitions set out in the government's 'Road to Zero' strategy published in 2018.

Pilot Timescales

The pilot spanning from November 2019 to November 2021 (subject to change due to COVID-19) will trial fast chargers in urban and residential on-street sites across the boroughs. The findings will be used to develop an EV charging design and policy guidelines and a report on lessons learned which will inform the delivery of a county-wide roll out of EV charging infrastructure. The second phase of the pilot will consider OLEV and private funding routes to expand the charging network in residential on-street areas serving areas without off street parking.

What the Pilot includes

Following the adoption of the EV Strategy which forms part of Surrey's Transport Plan, SCC are currently delivering a trial to install Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure; an initiative funded by Enterprise M3 (EM3) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which consists of the installation of 80 on-street fast (22kW) charging points across four boroughs in Surrey including Guildford, Woking, Spelthorne and Waverley. The charging points will be distributed to a total of 20 charging sites split equally between the boroughs with a maximum of four charging points at each charging site.

The EM3 LEP funding was confirmed in November 2019 and since then, we have been working closely with our supplier to finalise the sites for the first roll-out of chargers based on a number of criteria.