North Lincolnshire council has appointed ubitricity to install a network of 35 on-street electric vehicle charge points as part of the council’s drive towards A Green Future.
The rollout is planned for residential communities where the majority of residents park on the street, with the council asking residents to suggest charge point installation locations.
The ubitricity charge points will be a combination of bollard and lamppost chargers for residents to access for slow (up to 5kW) charging, perfect for overnight charging or those with no off-street parking available.
Electric cars offer a number of benefits over conventional petrol or diesel models. Lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance bills, and zero or discounted car tax are just some of them, with Zapmap providing a helpful comparison tool to compare journey costs.
“The momentum of EV infrastructure deployments across the UK continues to build, with more and more councils and local authorities helping residents to make the shift to greener modes of transport,” said Toby Butler, UK Managing Director of ubitricity.
“We’re delighted to have added North Lincolnshire Council to our growing list of council partners, paving the way for residents who want to switch to EV.”
The charge points only take two hours each to install.
“Residents are now becoming more conscious of their carbon footprint, with more people converting to electric vehicles to contribute to improving emission levels,” said Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council.
“We are excited to implement this government-led initiative and enable easy access to charge points for residents.
“These new chargers will be installed where off-street parking is not available and will use the power supply from street lights – now we need to know where residents would like to see them installed.”
One of the key areas of North Lincolnshire’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030 is to increase electric vehicle adoption in the area, alongside developing the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure.