25 May 2021
An event designed to help provide guidance to local authorities on how to plan, develop and operate electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is being put on by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG).
With a £1.3bn fund allocated to the rollout of public EV charge points the installation of this infrastructure will need to be delivered at a local and national level. This will need collaboration between local highway teams, central Government and the wider energy sector for it to happen.
There are several challenges that need to be overcome – including the adoption of on-street charging points; delivering a long-term strategy for the required infrastructure; use of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs); engagement with energy networks; interoperability of chargers; and educating consumers.
The event entitled ‘Overcoming local authority challenges in the EV space’ will bring together the relevant stakeholders to discuss these challenges and provide guidance on how they can be addressed.
The discussion – which is taking place at 11am on 25 May 2021 – will challenge relevant stakeholders to consider the challenges that local authorities are facing in this space and to start implementing the solutions.
- Dan Turner, Low Carbon City Officer (Planning), Plymouth City Council
- Anthony Henderson – Head of EV Infrastructure Policy and Regulation, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
- Sophie Adams – Head Of Consumer Experience, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles
- Jonathan Murray – Policy & Operations Director, Zemo Partnership (formerly Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership)
To register for the event, click here.