COVENTRY’S all-electric ambitions will be taken a step closer with the installation of up to 400 new vehicle charging points and a new bus charging facility by 2025.
Hundreds more on-street vehicle chargers are set to be installed following a new tender bid to ensure owning an electric car in the city is feasible for all.
Coun Patricia Hetherton, Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for city services, said it was exciting news and ‘two fantastic steps towards becoming an all-electric city’.
“We are making sure the city is ready to switch to electric vehicles, which are better for the environment and our health.
“The new charging points will help to ensure more local people without a private drive can charge an electric vehicle, and the new bus charging station means our public transport network can get ready to go electric, reducing emissions and future-proofing Coventry.”
The council will bid for Office for Zero Emission Vehicles funding for up to an additional 400 charge points, in addition to the 401 already installed around the city.
The electric bus scheme will save around 24,000tonnes of carbon dioxide and 55 tonnes of nitrogen dioxide per year and the bus charging station will support the council’s green economic recovery plan through the de-carbonisation of the city’s transport network.