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The role for local authorities in future proofing public EV charging

23 September 2021 BlogEV for Local Authorities

With the development of EV charging infrastructure across towns and cities, how can local authorities future proof public EV charging?

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One of the most significant adverse environmental impacts unquestionably comes from the pollution emitted by fossil fuelled vehicles. Transport emissions amounted to 34% of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2019.

Electric vehicles will undoubtedly help cut this back significantly, which will be critical to the UK meeting the Government’s plans after it set the most ambitious pro-climate change reduction targets in the world – cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.

This transition to EVs will need to come from across society. Still, with 83.9% of the UK population living in urban areas, there will need to be a significant development of charging infrastructure in towns and cities if the country is to achieve widespread adoption.

City council and local authorities are critical partners in this paradigm shift in transportation because of their ability to future plan and shape the way this much-needed infrastructure will be delivered in our urban areas. Within a busy urban environment, there are several critical challenges around provisioning the right EV charging infrastructure to enable mass adoption and provide a positive experience.

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