Electric Vehicle chargepoints: Help Central Bedfordshire Council decide where they should be installed

Central Beds Council is asking residents to fill out a survey as part of a campaign to increase uptake of EVs

By Newsdesk
Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:06 am

You could help nominate locations where electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints could be installed as part of a campaign to increase the uptake of EVs across Central Bedfordshire.

As part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions across the region, residents can now outline their views via an online survey regarding 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.

Central Beds Council is hoping to increase the uptake of EVs

Over the coming months, the council will use the information to help us 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.”

Residents across Central Bedfordshire can visit the EV Charging Register to fill out the survey.