Hitting Accelerate: Local Authorities and the Rollout of EV Charging Points

Hitting Accelerate: Local Authorities and the Rollout of EV Charging Points

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On April 14th we brought together an expert panel to discuss how local authorities can hit accelerate on the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

Now available on demand, this episode acts as the perfect beginner’s guide for local authorities looking to start and speed up the journey of facilitating EV infrastructure for their communities. Only this will enable the highly polluting sector that is road transport to finally be decarbonised and prepare us for the looming ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

The webinar was hosted by Chris Hossack, Associate Director for Public Affairs at Cratus. He was joined by Baroness Brown of Cambridge, famous for leading the King Review into the decarbonisation of transport; Cllr David Renard of the LGA and Swindon Borough Council; Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging Network, and Nick Harvey, Senior Programme Manager at the Energy Saving Trust.

The webinar proved a fascinating discussion that covered how local authorities can overcome some of the key barriers faced when rolling out EV charging points, such as; funding, resourcing and expertise.

It examined the merits of sub-regional working and how councils can ensure rural areas benefit as much as urban when it comes to installing new charging points.

The panellists also discussed how councils can use the rollout of EV charging points as a brilliant opportunity to create a financial return. This simultaneously raises income that can be reinvested back into communities whilst making meaningful steps to tackle the climate emergency.

If you have any enquiries about Cratus’ work when it comes to sustainability, please contact Vikki Slade.

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