Brighton & Hove Labour are pleased to see that the project we started to install 207 on-street electric vehicle charging points is almost complete. 160 are already available for use and over 40 more are being installed in the coming weeks.
The work has been funded thanks to a successful £300,000 bid to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, under the watch of former Labour Councillor and Chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Gill Mitchell, and supplemented with a further £100,000 investment from Electric Blue who were brought in to install and manage the charging points.
Most of the charging points have been installed on lamp posts and will provide a full charge for vehicles parked overnight. A mobile phone app showing the locations of all points in the city and whether they are in use, is available to download. Fast chargers, taking around five hours, which are already installed in the city centre will be integrated into the new app.
Labour Spokesperson for Environment, Transport & Sustainability, Councillor Gary Wilkinson said:
“We can take a lot of pride in seeing this project approaching completion, making electric vehicles more attractive and convenient for local residents.
“We made a serious commitment to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030, and these electric charging points will help cut emissions, bring down pollution and improve air quality.”
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