DfT announce £56m funding for 2,400 new EV chargepoints

Technology and Decarbonisation Transport Minister, Jesse Norman has announced £56m of public and private funding to expand three of the existing Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) pilots (in Durham, North Yorkshire Barnet) and launch 16 new ones across the country. 

The total is made up of £22 million of government funding, supported by an additional £17 million of private funding and £2 million from public funds across local authorities. All of which will deliver up to 2,400 new chargepoints.

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The funds have been distributed to the new LEVI pilots as follows:

  • £200,000 to Buckinghamshire
  • £1.9 million to Cumbria
  • £1 million to Hackney
  • £2.3 million to Harborough
  • £1.8 million to Hounslow
  • £600,000 to Lancashire
  • £1.6 million to Norfolk
  • £1.6 million to Oxfordshire
  • £1.6 million to Rotherham
  • £800,000 to Sunderland
  • £2.5 million to Waltham Forest
  • £1 million to Warwickshire
  • £8.5 million to West Midlands
  • £2.9 million to West Sussex
  • £3 million to West Yorkshire
  • £1.9 million to York

The existing pilots have received:

  • £7.4 million to Durham
  • £4.4 million to Barnet
  • £3.6 million to North Yorkshire

Jesse Norman said: ‘The government is giving local authorities across England additional help today to energise their chargepoint roll-out plans. Today’s commitment will lead to thousands of new chargers being installed, and plans for tens of thousands extra in due course, so that more people than ever can make the transition to using EVs.’

The minister also announced the launch of The Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund which will support local authorities in England to plan and deliver chargepoint infrastructure for residents without off-street parking. The £8m fund comprises of capability funding to ensure that local authorities have the staff and capability to plan and deliver chargepoint infrastructure and capital funding to support chargepoint delivery.

The government are also bringing forward a further £7 million of funding for the existing On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme, bringing the total funding this year to £37 million. Three thousand chargepoints have already been installed under ORCS with a further 10,000 in the pipeline.

The Government have recently been stung by criticism of the national spread of EV charhing points, with a disproportionate number being in London.


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