100+ EV charging points to be installed across Plymouth

Plymouth City Council said the project will allow the 40% of Plymouth households who do not have access to off-street parking, access to charging points, with no loss of ordinary parking.

The council said a recent survey in Plymouth found 85% of residents felt the council needed to provide more charging points.

Work has already begun on six units in Coleridge Road in Lipson and will continue across 20 further Plymouth streets by the end of March.

The 20 streets involved in the project will each see 4-8 units installed with the parking bays in front of the chargers remaining available to all vehicles.

Councillor Jonathan Drean, Cabinet member for Transport, said: “We know not everyone has an electric car and we know that they may not immediately be financially viable for a lot of people at the moment, but one day they will be and when they are, this infrastructure will need to be in place, ready to go.”

Installation of the EV chargers form part of the Climate Emergency Action Plan, which explores the role the council can play in influencing residents behaviours.

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