Nottingham City Council has revealed the new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station building will host 81 charge points, which will be operated by bp pulse.
The building will also host other smart technologies that will make customer journeys easier and significantly reduce the site’s carbon footprint.
Councillor Sally Longford, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment, said: “As a council we’ve been at the forefront of embracing new electric vehicle technology, including supporting the transition to cleaner taxis, electric and biogas buses and trams, and converting our own fleet.
“We can’t carry on relying on petrol and diesel vehicles as we have in the past. Thinking about how we travel is essential to reduce air pollution and limit the effects of climate change, and ultimately to protect our planet for future generations.”
Nottingham City Council has an ambition to be the first city in the UK to be entirely carbon neutral by 2028.
In addition to the charge points, which will be operated by bp pulse, sustainability measures at the car park and bus station include:
- installation of 720 solar panels on the roof, providing renewable electrical energy to power the car park and bus station
- charging infrastructure for buses to cater for future requirements
- securing funding to offer local businesses trials of electric vans and e-cargo bikes, while ‘greening’ the council’s own vehicle fleet
- supporting and growing an environmentally-friendly public transport network, including electric trams and biogas buses, and improving options for customers using the network through smartcard and multi-operator contactless payments.