EV Infrastructure Hub set up to help councils

A new, independent online resource to guide local authorities through the strategy, deployment, funding and procurement, site selection and maintenance of electric vehicle (EV) charge point infrastructure has been launched.

Liberty Charge, the UK’s fastest growing charge point operator (CPO), Hammersmith & Fulham Council and other key industry partners have teamed up to produce the guidance.  

The EV Infrastructure Hub includes practical video content and case study evidence to learn from other local authorities who already have well-established EV charging networks in preparation for the UK Government’s 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.  

Whilst many consumers support EVs and their benefits to the environment, there is still some resistance to change. The EV Infrastructure Hub provides helpful advice and guidance to overcoming objections, with advice on how best to recruit external consultants and CPOs. It emphasises the importance of attracting a suitable private sector partner to the ongoing success of EV infrastructure projects. 

Further information and assistance is provided regarding the process of CPO site reviews, site surveys and the design and safety elements of site location.

Dan McCrory, formerly Principal Transport Planner for Hammersmith & Fulham Council, says that the EV Infrastructure Hub is a great step forward in the support available for local authorities: “The level of detail provided to guide local authorities through each stage of EV infrastructure planning, procurement and installation is a real asset for councils across the country. 

“With practical examples, case studies and video content included throughout, the Hub brings expertise and confidence to those seeking to install, develop or improve EV infrastructure networks for their residents.”

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