North Northamptonshire Council is working with Liberty Charge to install on-street electric vehicle charging points at 21 new sites across the region.
The goal of the programme is to increase the availability of public EV charging with approximately 80 new sockets set to be available for local EV drivers to use from early next year.
The charging points will be installed, operated, maintained and funded by the UK’s fastest growing charge point operator, Liberty Charge, with the support of its delivery partner, Virgin Media O2.
North Northamptonshire’s Cllr Graham Lawman says climate goals will only be reached by installing the infrastructure to support EVs on North Northamptonshire’s residential roads: “We’re delighted to provide these additional charge points, in order to help accelerate the move to more sustainable methods of transport,” he says.
“Without the infrastructure in place, it would be impossible to accommodate the growing popularity of EVs in our area and beyond. The fully-funded solution means there is zero cost to the tax-payer – of added importance in today’s financial climate.”
Neil Isaacson, Liberty Charge CEO, says the Council is to be applauded on its latest initiative: “It’s fantastic to build on our partnership with North Northamptonshire Council, and we are proud to continue in our work to electrify the council area. It’s great to work with a Council that is committed to supporting their residents in moving to EVs.”
Liberty Charge is a fully funded model and a specialist in delivering charge point infrastructure at no cost to local authorities, taking ownership and responsibility for maintenance and operations of charge points without any need for any taxpayer financing.
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