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Electric Vehicles: St Helens

Department for Transport written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 1062 on Electric Vehicles: Charging Points, what grant funding his Department has allocated to St Helens Borough Council to increase the number of electric car charging points in that Borough.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

To date, drivers in the St Helens metropolitan borough have benefitted from grant funding for the installation of 125 domestic chargepoints, under the electric vehicle home charge scheme, and for the installation of 11 sockets, under the workplace charging scheme. Both of these schemes remain open for motorists of St Helens choosing zero emission vehicles.

St Helens metropolitan borough are also able to claim a grant towards the installation of chargepoints under the On-street Residential Charging Scheme; however as at this point in time, they have not yet made an application.

St Helens has also benefitted from the £4,701,629 awarded to Arriva and Merseytravel for 72 Biomethane, Electric and Hybrid buses, and £280,720 for accompanying charging infrastructure.

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