City to introduce hundreds of EV charging points


Coventry City Council has now revealed new plans to introduce another 400 new electric vehicle (EV) charge points, along with a dedicated charging facility for buses.

The extensive rollout programme has an expected completion date of 2025 and has been designed to make it possible for everyone in the city to have adequate support to own and run an electric vehicle.

Local councillors and private enterprises can both look to electrical contractors in Chester, Coventry, and other UK cities when they need to install EV charge points. With experience of a wide range of different charging solutions and power networks, certified electricians can advise on equipment and complete installations safely and to code.

The council will now put in a bid for the necessary funding to complete its objective from the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles. Once added to the existing installations already present in Coventry, the city will have over 800 charging point for EV drivers to use.

Coventry’s councillor for city services, Patricia Hetherton, commented on the new initiative:

“The new charging points will help to ensure that more local people without a private drive can charge an electric vehicle, and the new bus charging station means that our public transport network can get ready to go electric, reducing emissions and future-proofing Coventry.”

As a result of the measures, the council estimates that it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 24,000 tonnes and nitrogen dioxide emissions by 55 tonnes each year.

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