Central Bedfordshire residents are being asked to nominate locations where electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints could be installed. This is part of a campaign to increase the uptake of EVs across the area.
Residents can outline their views via an online survey on the potential location and type of future installations of EV chargepoints.
This includes preferences on the type of EV charging facility, preferred method of payment, and the use of ‘charging hub’ car parks that feature multiple EV parking bays.
Over the coming months Central Bedfordshire Council will use the information to help to make decisions on increasing the geographical spread and availability of chargepoints across Central Bedfordshire, focusing on public carparks and facilities such as leisure centres.
Cllr Steven Dixon, executive member for sustainability and transformation, said:
“We are committed to tackling the climate challenge and making our areas more sustainable. Our Sustainability Plan recognises the significant benefits of electric vehicles, particularly in relation to air quality, public health and the reduction of carbon emissions.
“Usage of electric vehicles in our area, alongside the demand for charging infrastructure, is also increasing, and this survey will allow us install a coordinated and rationalised network of EV chargepoints across Central Bedfordshire.”
The survey can be found at EV Charging Register.