Electric Vehicle Charging: Have your say on where they should go

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Electric vehicle charge points in Central Bedfordshire
Electric vehicle charging points in Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) receives lots of requests to install new electric vehicle charge points. CBC aims to have a properly coordinated network of charging points across Central Bedfordshire that will give the public confidence to use electric vehicles.

To help them  understand where to prioritise the installation of charge points, they need to hear from you.

Tell them where you'd like a charging point

If you currently drive an electric vehicle, or are planning to buy or lease one in the future and would like to nominate an area for a charge point, let them know.

If you don’t have access to off-street parking (like a driveway), they would love to hear from you so  they can better understand what type of charge point is needed where.

Where to find a charging point, now

Visit Zap Map to find out where charging points are already available.

The future for electric vehicles

The number of electric vehicle drivers is growing. CBC are keen to encourage the uptake of these vehicles as a more environmentally friendly alternative to petrol or diesel.

Over the coming year, CBC are to look at increasing the geographic spread and availability of charge points across their area, focusing on public car parks and their key buildings, like leisure centres.

CBC say they are committed to tackling the climate challenge and making their areas more sustainable. The CBC Sustainability Plan¹ (PDF) 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.

This pages originates from CBC ; Images taken from Zap Map and the CBC Sustainability Plan p28.

¹ Overall Objective Enable a network of electric vehicle charging points working with partners and energy providers, as well as investing in charging points across its own assets and highways.