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West Sussex County Council: Public access on-street electric vehicle charging

  • Purpose: With one in four households looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle in the next five years, West Sussex County Council is looking to embark on the largest deployment of charge points in public spaces. Forty per cent of households don’t have access to off-street parking, so easing range anxiety and charging concerns is essential to the transition to net zero transport.

  • Description: The company ‘Connect Kerb’ won the tender from West Sussex County Council to install charge points in public sector car parks and community facilities. The charge points will mainly be 7kW, which would take just under 8 hours to charge from empty to full, with some rapid points in strategic locations. A key objective of the project is to ensure that the network remains balanced and the chargepoint network compliments the council’s walking and cycling strategy targets.

  • Funding: Connect Kerb is funding the project

  • Conservative councillor/ council lead: Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, Cllr Deborah Urquhart

  • Further links: Council announcement and Connect Kerb website

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