Thousands of Horsham District motorists to benefit from new electric vehicle charging points

Published: 24 Jun 2022

HDC Cabinet Member for the Environment Cllr James Wright with the new EV chargepoints

As a result of collaboration between Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council the largest-ever local authority roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK was launched on Monday 20 June across Horsham District and West Sussex.

The Council and West Sussex County Council, signed a contract last year with Connected Kerb, one of the country's leading providers of EV charging infrastructure solutions, to install and maintain thousands of charging points.

The ground-breaking project will transform EV provision locally, seeing thousands of chargepoints installed on streets, council-owned car parks and on community facilities, which will help many drivers without off-street parking to go electric. Residents will be consulted over where they want the charging points located.

The roll-out will take place over the next decade.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Rural Affairs Cllr James Wright said:

This is a great milestone for our District.

By increasing access to publicly-accessible electric chargepoints, the uptake of electric vehicles will be boosted for residents and businesses alike.

They will make the switch to electric vehicles with more confidence and this will contribute greatly to our vision for a greener, cleaner district, reducing our dependence on fossil fuel.

It is a significant step forward to improve sustainability and help us with our carbon emission targets.

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