Connected Kerb has been awarded a £280,000 contract to install 34 electric vehicle charging points across the Harrogate district.
Connected Kerb, which installs charging points across the country, has been appointed to oversee the project and has already overseen EV charging point projects in Swindon and Kent.
Harrogate Borough Council has commissioned Connected Kerb on a contract due to start this month (February), and end in January 2027 – however a council report has recommended the contractor’s appointment could be extended.
The move comes as the council aims to get 10,000 electric vehicles on the districts’ roads by 2023.
To help hit this target, the authority plans to install EV charging points at numerous council-owned locations to encourage motorists to make the switch ahead of the government’s ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in 2030.
Connected Kerb will be tasked with installing, maintaining and managing charging points at:
- Victoria Multi-Storey Car Park, Harrogate
- Hornbeam Park Car Park, Harrogate
- Civic Centre Car Park, Harrogate
- Claro Depot, Harrogate
- Ripon Cathedral Car Park
- Masham Market Place
- Knaresborough, Chapel Street Car Park
- Pateley Bridge Southlands Car Park.
Cllr Phil Ireland, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for carbon reduction and sustainability, said: “The Harrogate district has seen a rapid uptake in the purchase of electric vehicles, outstripping all other districts in North Yorkshire.
“If we are to achieve our ambition of net-zero by 2038 it is important we support those residents that have the ability to purchase electric cars, while also encouraging more cycling and walking.
“These new charging points will support the uptake in electric vehicles for both our residents and our visitor economy.”