Survey opens on EV chargepoint locations

Pinpoint on a map where you would like to see an electric vehicle chargepoint

Electric charging point

A survey to pinpoint where county residents want to see electric vehicle chargepoints placed has launched.

The county council is looking to install hundreds of public electric chargepoints across the county by the end of 2030 – as part of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) scheme.

A consultation has launched giving residents in Leicestershire a chance to have their say about where these chargepoints should be located.

The focus will be on residential streets and convenient locations where there is a high proportion of housing without access to private off-street parking.

Part of the survey will include an interactive map to allow county residents to pinpoint exactly where they would like to see a chargepoint positioned.

With 38% of Leicestershire’s greenhouse gas emissions being from transport, the installation of electric chargepoints will help meet the council’s goal of being a net zero county by 2045 by encouraging an increase in EV ownership.

This is a great chance to bring hundreds of chargepoints to the county and we want to know where residents would like them to be installed.

Whilst the number of people owning an electric vehicle is increasing, we want to make sure everyone can access a chargepoint and these will be in accessible and convenient locations.”

Making EV ownership a reality will help us create a cleaner, greener and healthier county and I encourage people to have their say.

The survey is available on our 'have your say' page and will run until Thursday 30 November.

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