EV charging points brilliant for Lincoln – council


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The EV charging stations have been set up at various car parks across Lincoln

More than 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in Lincoln, the city council has said.

They have been set up at public and council-owned car parks at The Lawns, Lucy Tower Street, Shuttleworth House, Motherby Lane and Rosemary Lane.

The council said it received £239,295 of funding from the government and charge point operator Connected Kerb to roll out the scheme.

Councillor Bob Bushell said the initiative was “brilliant” for Lincoln.

He 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.

“Through the creation of EV charging points we are allowing our residents and visitors to reduce their carbon footprint by adapting our car parks to suit electric vehicles.”

Mr Bushell said the council was “future proofing” Lincoln’s electric vehicle infrastructure network.

‘Charging infrastructure’

At least 38 EV charging sockets installed were aimed to help residents who live in areas of the city with limited off-street parking, the authority said.

Chris Pateman-Jones, chief executive 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.”

The authority received a £143,577 grant from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and the remaining £95,718 from Connected Kerb.


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