North Lincs appoint ubitricity for fresh chargers

North Lincolnshire Council has appointed ubitricity to install 35 on-street EV charge points as part of the council’s e-mobility strategy.

The partnership will see ubitricity install and manage the public charging infrastructure, which will be a combination of bollard and street lamppost chargers.

Each charge points will operate at 5kW and take just under 2 hours to install. The council has asked residents to suggest charge point installation locations. The roll-out is planned for residential communities where the majority of residents park on the street, allowing residents to easily charge hybrid and electric vehicles where they live. 

The deal forms part of the local authority’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030. In 2023, it released its A Greener Future strategy, which laid out a roadmap to tackle its carbon footprint. A key aim was to develop EV adoption across the locality.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Residents are now becoming more conscious of their carbon footprint, with more people converting to electric vehicles to contribute to improving emission levels. We are excited to implement this government-led initiative and enable easy access to charge points for residents. These new chargers will be installed where off-street parking is not available and will use the power supply from streetlights – now we need to know where residents would like to see them installed.”

“The momentum of EV infrastructure deployments across the UK continues to build, with more and more councils and local authorities helping residents to make the shift to greener modes of transport,” said Toby Butler, UK Managing Director of ubitricity. “We’re delighted to have added North Lincolnshire Council to our growing list of council partners, paving the way for residents who want to switch to EV.”

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