Lincolnshire to benefit from £20 million EV chargepoint boost.
Today (24th August 2022) the government has announced a new £20 million pilot scheme to install over a 1000 new electric vehicle chargepoints to be built across England including Lincolnshire.
The scheme will give drivers better access to EV charging points through the innovative Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI). Local authorities and industry will work together to create new, commercial EV charging infrastructure for residents, from faster on-street chargepoints to larger petrol station-style charging hubs.
The government hopes the scheme will encourage more drivers to change to electric vehicles which will reduce oil reliance, carbon emissions and improve air quality.
The new LEVI fund builds on the success of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) which has seen nearly 2,900 chargepoints installed so far with funding provided for approaching 10,000 additional chargepoints in the future.
Edmund King OBE, AA president, said:
“This injection of an extra £20 million funding will help bring power to electric drivers across England from Durham to Dorset. This is one further positive step on the road to electrification.”
Steve Wilson, Wil-Lec GRP Ltd managing director said “It’s great news to see the government aiding the transition from oil to electric vehicles which reduces carbon and improves air quality. We’re seeing incredible growth in the EV chargepoint sector, and this scheme will increase electric vehicle take up.”
Wil-Lec GRP Ltd is the areas leading independent installer of EV chargepoints authorised by OZEV. We’re approved installers for Myenergi, Andersen, Hypervolt and Simpson & Partners.
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