To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for local authorities to develop and complete their electric vehicle charging transition strategy.
The Government has a programme of engagement and support for local authorities, to ensure all areas are working to help deliver on the phase out of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. This includes funding the Energy Saving Trust (EST) to provide free advice to local authorities in England, on matters such as developing a local electric vehicle charging strategy.
Local authorities are best placed to consider local needs and the Government’s forthcoming Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy will serve to define the role and responsibilities of local authorities in the delivery of charging infrastructure.
The leadership and action by local authorities through local transport and planning policy can help support local zero emission vehicle uptake, and make sure it is integrated with wider local transport strategy.