Electric Vehicle Charge Points

Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-for-thousands-of-electric-car-charge-points-unused-by-councils and tell me the progress you are making in this regard.

I have no private parking. I must park my car in arbitrary on street places in my home town, and sometimes in the public car parks when there are spaces. What are your intentions to make provision for the many homes like mine where we cannot have a private charging point?

Unfortunately, Devon County Council has taken a decision not to sign up to the grant scheme due to financial pressures on both its revenue funding (for ongoing maintenance of the charge point) and capital funding (for delivering the charge point). The OLEV grant allows up to 75% grant for the capital costs of installing the charge point and an associated dedicated parking bay, up to a maximum of £7,500 per installation. With the resourcing and funding pressures at the current time, Devon County Council is not in a position to fund the remaining capital costs of installation and ongoing running costs with the infrastructure.

We are developing a project to deploy a modest charging network in car parks across Devon with the use of European funding. The success of this project at obtaining funding will be known later in summer 2018.

You can view the existing network of electric vehicle charging posts at https://www.zap-map.com/