Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund and Rapid Charging Fund

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 19 April 2024.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to extend funding for the (a) rapid charging fund and (b) Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund beyond April 2025.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund is providing £381 million funding to support local authorities in England to work with industry and transform the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging for drivers without off-street parking.

On the 6 December, a £70m pilot for the Rapid Charging Fund opened for applications, focused on motorway service areas in England. Alongside the pilot, a consultation on the main fund was also launched. Evidence gathered from the consultation will be used alongside the learning from the RCF pilot in the development of the RCF main fund. The RCF main fund will open in due course.

Government will continue to assess whether further support is required to ensure the continued rollout of EV infrastructure.

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