COVENTRY City Council has been awarded £706,820 in funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, part of the Department for Transport, for on-street charging points.
The grant will fund the installation of a further 50 single and 105 double charging points taking Coventry’s total to 558, with capacity for 663 vehicles
The funding will cement Coventry’s place as the city with the most charge points outside London.
The charge points will be installed on roads across Coventry with work due to start on 4 January 2022, with the charging points operational by mid 2022.
These new charge points are in addition to the 403 charge points already installed and operational.
Councillor Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, said: “This new funding means we can boost the number of charge points in residential streets with no off road parking and help to ensure Coventry is one of the best places in the country to own or use an electric vehicle.”
Of the 155 charging points to be installed, 50 are single-socket and 105 are double socket, leading to an expansion in charging point capacity of well over 200 vehicles.
Providing power at a rate of seven kilowatts, these charging points are intended for longer stays overnight while parked outside a home.
This round of charging points will be maintained and operated by Connected Kerb under a profit sharing agreement with the Council.
Connected Kerb will also put forward 25% of the funding for installation of the charge points, backed by the OZEV grant.