Birmingham set for almost 400 new rapid and fast EV charge points

Birmingham set for almost 400 new rapid and fast EV charge points


Birmingham City Council will roll-out 394 EV charge points across the city from autumn, made up of both rapid and fast units.

The £2.92 million project will be carried out by ESB EV Solutions, with funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. Installations will take place over the next two years, with sites initially focused on the city centre.

A key aim of the roll-out is to support the electrification of Birmingham’s taxi fleet, though charge points will also be accessible to the general public and local businesses.

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and the Environment, said: “This is huge news for our city, and a major step in supporting our climate emergency commitment to cut carbon emissions. What’s more, it will be a key driver in supporting the electrification of Birmingham’s taxi fleet which is a major step in us improving air quality in the city centre.

“This is a complete overhaul of our electric vehicle offering and I’m looking forward to seeing the first charging points being installed being later this year.”

Niall Hogan, Head of ESB EV Solutions, said: “We are delighted to partner with Birmingham City Council to provide a public charging network for electric vehicle drivers throughout the city.

“Having worked with Transport for London and Coventry City Council, we can see the huge benefit of building a sustainable future for our cities. We look forward to supporting Birmingham and all of its citizens as they transition to low carbon motoring.”

As ESB is a dynamic data partner of Zap-Map, the new charge points will appear with up-to-date status information on the desktop map and app as they go live. Find existing ESB EV Solutions chargers by clicking the button below.