Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

With the Government’s ban on petrol and diesel vehicle sales fast approaching, an electric vehicle (EV) revolution is on the horizon. We want the Midlands pioneer everything EV.

The Midlands EV Infrastructure Consortium

What is the Midlands EV Infrastructure Consortium?

In 2022, Five Midlands-based Local Authorities joined forces to win just under £1 million of funding to install over 300 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the Midlands.

The partnership between Lincolnshire County Council, Herefordshire Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council, and Stoke-on-Trent City Council - alongside Sub-National Transport Body Midlands Connect is now called the “Midlands EV Infrastructure Consortium”.

What is it doing?

The consortium is working to ensure that the right charge point device is in the right location, to meet future EV need.

Over the last few months, the consortium has been identifying key locations for charge points based on a number of factors, including:

  • Level of on-street parking
  • Level of car ownership
  • Level of current and forecasted EV demand
  • Nearby energy capacity

Supercharging the Midlands

In September 2021, we issued a landmark report on the future of EVs in the Midlands. Our research showed that we need to drastically accelerate the roll-out of EV charge points. EV use in the Midlands is projected to increase by over 3000% by the end of 2030 and we need to cater for vehicle users by speeding up the installation of public EV charger.

Read our report ‘Supercharging the Midlands’ below:

Supercharging the Midlands Report

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