Connected Kerb charges up Lincoln

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for use at more locations in Lincoln following a number of Connected Kerb installations throughout the city.

The installation comes as a result of City of Lincoln Council being awarded a grant in February 2023 by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) as part of their On Street Resident Chargepoint Scheme, along with match funding from Connected Kerb.

A total of 38 EV charging sockets, 19 of which are dual charge points, have been installed at the locations aimed to help residents who live in areas of the city with limited off-street parking.

The new Connected Kerb EV charging bays are currently mixed use, due to the pressure on parking during the day in all car parks, but will be kept under review, subject to demand on the charging points. 

Residents with resident parking permits will be able to park for free in all council car parks, except the central location, between 6pm – 8am and all day on Sunday. Residents with electric vehicles are entitled to a 50% discount on their residents parking permit.

With this expansion, Lincoln now boasts over 100 EV chargepoints at public car parks, with at least 50 of these at City of Lincoln car parks.

Councillor Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change, said: “Addressing the issue of climate change is just as much about adapting our existing infrastructure as it is about changing our school of thought.

“We are future proofing Lincoln’s electric vehicle infrastructure network to support our residents and visitors with the transition to electric vehicles.

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: “Making electric vehicle charging easily available to everyone, including residents without a driveway, is vital if the dream of a full switch to EVs is to be realised.

“We’re thrilled to be working with City of Lincoln council to deliver reliable, convenient, and inclusive charging infrastructure for residents and visitors to Lincoln and helping it to meet its climate goals.”

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