£56m released to Local Authorities for EV Infrastructure

UK drivers will benefit from an additional £56 million in public and industry funding for increasing electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints across the country.

Announced in February 2023 by Transport Minister Jesse Norman, the funding will help deliver up to a further 2,400 chargepoints set to be installed in the short term, while working to support local councils to deliver tens of thousands more in the long term.

The funding will expand the current Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot, boost the existing On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) and help councils across England secure dedicated resource to develop in-house expertise and capability to coordinate chargepoint plans and work with private operators – delivering a more comprehensive and reliable network of chargepoints for drivers.

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/56-million-of-public-and-industry-funding-electrifies-chargepoint-plans-across-the-country