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£6.6 million funding announced for local electric car charging infrastructure

Robert Largan MP has welcomed the Government’s recent announcement of £6.6 million of funding to Derbyshire County Council for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This comes as part of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Capital Fund.

This significant funding comes on top of an additional £708,000 of LEVI capability funding. This is in order to make sure that local authorities can create a plan for implementing the charging infrastructure, as well as having the expert staff and capacity to deliver the improvements.

Increased public electric vehicle charging infrastructure is particularly important for residents without off-street parking, who are less likely to be able to charge vehicles at home. This new funding will help open up the opportunity for them to swap to electric cars if they want to.

This comes as part of the Government’s plan to reach 300,000 electric vehicle charging points across the country by 2030. There are currently nearly 57,000 public charging points across the UK, an increase of 47% since this time last year. Commenting, Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, said: “I’m pleased to see continued investment for the High Peak from the Conservative Government.

“As we move towards using more electric vehicles, it is essential for us to have a solid foundation of charging infrastructure. “On top of helping High Peak locals, this is part of the Government’s wider commitment to achieving net zero by 2050.”

 

 

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