OLEV ON-Street Scheme in Residential Areas

 

Make your neighbourhood Electric Vehicle ready through Government funding for on-street charging points

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles is making available £2.5 million to establish on-street electric vehicle charging provision in residential areas across the country. There are already home and workplace charging schemes available to private customers and businesses but these schemes only deal with off-street locations.

This new On-street Residential Chargepoint fund will help fill a gap in support and will help encourage people to use electric vehicles by providing greater charging opportunities, particularly in areas where off-street parking for residents is limited – an ideal solution for many areas of Nottingham.

Nottingham City Council can apply for the funding from national Government which will contribute 75% of the costs to install charge points on the road side where off-street parking provision is poor or non-existent.

We recognise that not everyone has a drive or garage so we are keen to hear from members of the public, community groups across Nottingham etc who wish to buy an electric vehicle but are being prevented from doing so by a lack of off street parking and electric vehicle charging.

Applications from local councils must not exceed £100k and will only cover residential streets, avoiding major thoroughfares. Any funding cannot be used for fleet operators, taxi fleets and upgrades to any existing on-street charge points.

Please contact goultralow@nottinghamcity.gov.uk to register your interest in having a charge point on a residential street near you ( note: we cannot guarantee any funding as this will be subject to government terms and conditions as well as the availability and release of funds)

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