Driving an electric vehicle in the future could be right up your street thanks to a new initiative from North Somerset Council.
To support the transition to low and zero-emission vehicles, councils in the West of England launched their public EV charging network called Revive, as part of the Go Ultra Low West project, funded by the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles.
The council is inviting residents who cannot charge at home to submit their ideas for future charger locations by Wednesday 31 March 2021. Specific requests from individuals will help the council to map local demand, needs and aspirations.
This will strengthen the council’s future funding bids. The council would particularly like suggestions for charge points in residential locations.
In the meantime, central Government continues to offer grant support for individual home charge points. There are currently 150 public charging bays being developed across the West of England as part of the Revive network, but more are needed as EV use increases ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.
So far the project has installed a total of 26 publicly accessible charging bays across North Somerset, with an additional five ‘rapid’ and nine ‘fast’ charging points under development.
In addition, the Portishead Marina Rapid Charging Hub, complete with an array of solar panels, will open later in the spring, with two rapid charging points serving four charging bays.
To use Revive charge points, users can sign up to Revive.