Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they have made available in the past 12 months to (1) motorists, and (2) local authorities, for cross pavement charging solutions for electric vehicles.

Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grant (EVCG) scheme provides support for those who own and live in a flat, or rent any residential property, to install a chargepoint at their property. In October 2023, as part of the Plan for Drivers, the Government announced plans to widen eligibility of the EVCG scheme to include cross-pavement solutions, to make EV ownership a more practical option for those without off-street parking.

The Government is working closely with local authorities to support the transition to electric vehicles and facilitate easier, accessible charging. The £381 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund (LEVI) supports local authorities in England to work with industry and transform the availability of charging for drivers without off-street parking. As part of this, the Government will fund gullies and in-pavement channels where these form part of local plans.

The LEVI Pilot, launched in August 2022, and expanded further into February 2023, awarded almost £62 million public and industry funding to 25 local authorities across England. This portfolio will deliver close to 3,400 public chargepoints and 1,000 gullies.

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