Nottingham City Council has been allocated £1.7 million from the Government to increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points in the city.
The Midlands has come together to create two partnerships across the region to successfully submit a bid for the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund with Sub-national Transport Body, Midlands Connect.
This next round of LEVI funding from the Government will help Nottingham City Council to install more chargers in neighbourhoods, closer to people’s homes to support local residents with no off-street parking to charge their vehicles. The Council are already a trailblazer with over 160 charge points in Nottingham thanks to the D2N2 network operated by BP Pulse, which was introduced in 2016.
Analysis by Midlands Connect found the Midlands needs 17,461 new public EV charging points by the end of 2025 to meet the needs of the growing EV market and it’s hoped this latest good news around the Government funding will spur on more region-wide installation of charging points. Estimates suggest the installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging points will also create an influx of jobs in the region, with over 42,000 related roles set to be created in the Midlands by the end of 2032.
The Council will soon be launching a public Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Survey for existing EV drivers and non-users to gather feedback and views.