As a result of collaboration between Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council, additional funds have been awarded to the West Sussex Chargepoint Network to provide more electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for Horsham District residents who live in areas which have no off-street parking.
The funding, which is part of an overall £1.8 million funding programme awarded for West Sussex as a whole, will see more charge points being installed in car parks in Bramber, Henfield, Steyning and the Pavilions in the Park car park in Horsham.
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. This is the largest-ever local authority roll-out of (EV) charging points in the UK.
The ground-breaking programme will transform EV provision locally, seeing thousands of chargepoints installed on streets and council-owned car parks, as well as in Parish Council and village hall car parks, which will help many drivers without off-street parking to go electric.
The roll-out will take place over the next decade. The programme is fully funded by Connected Kerb, meaning zero cost to the Council.
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Rural Affairs Cllr James Wright said:
The expansion of this programme is great news for our District.
By increasing access to publicly-accessible electric chargepoints, the uptake of electric vehicles will be boosted for residents and businesses alike and this extra provision will encourage more people to make the switch to electric vehicles.
They will make the switch to electric with more confidence and this will contribute greatly to our vision for a greener, cleaner district, reducing our dependence on fossil fuel and reducing carbon emissions.
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