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:
We're investigating opportunities to maximise road connectivity, with projects including universal 5G coverage, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), access to electric vehicle charging points and full integration with technological innovations on the Strategic Road Network (SRN).
Working closely with Midlands Connect stakeholders, we've identified quick win options as well as long-term planning solutions.
You can read more on the schemes we are supporting by clicking the link below:
Once delivered, it will allow passengers to travel seamlessly across multiple modes of transport including bus, tram and train, paying for travel via one smart device such as a debit card or mobile phone, with fares falling under a daily payment cap.
We're seeking £20million from Government to deliver this 'tap and cap' system.