Devon is the fourth largest county in the UK but there are currently only 30 publicly accessible charge points.
Last summer, the district council pushed for more electric charging points:
But it and other councils need to do much more:
Speed up Electric Vehicle Charging Points project, Devon urged
Councillors have urged Devon County Council to get on with a project to install Electric Vehicle Charging Points in car parks across the county.
The Devon Low Carbon Energy and Transport Technology Innovator (DELETTI) project is being led by Devon County Council to install electric vehicle charging points and aims to accelerate the uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles through providing additional and improved charging infrastructure.
Funding has been received by Devon County Council from the European Regional Development Fund for the project, and over the next two years, 25 electric vehicle charge points in car parks across Devon are set to be installed.
Devon is the fourth largest county in the UK but there is currently only 30 publicly accessible charge points…
When details about the DELETTI project were first announced, Cllr Roger Croad, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “The government has committed to banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040, but long before that we want more people to start using electric vehicles. It’s been difficult to encourage more people to use electric cars until there are more charging points, and more charging points won’t be provided until there are more electric cars on the road.
“This partnership with the district councils helps break that cycle. Fewer petrol and diesel cars will lead to a reduction in emissions, cleaner air and an improved quality of life for residents.”
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