Electric Vehicle Charging Points
DCE partners Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council and South Hams District Council have embarked on a £175,000 project to increase rapid EV charging points across Devon. Cutting-edge ‘rapid’ Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points have now been commissioned for public use at three council car parks at Chudleigh Library car park, Buckfastleigh’s Mardle Way car park and at Ivybridge’s Glanvilles Mill car park. The ‘rapid’ charge points are among the fastest chargers available – EVs should have an 80 per cent charge within 30 minutes.
Rapid Charging Exeter
Eight sites for rapid chargers have been approved by Devon County Council in phase 1 of the Rapid Charging Exeter project and further sites will be seeking permission in July.
Forty fast chargers are being installed through the joint-EU funded DELETTI project in public-sector car parks across Devon by December 2021.
On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme
A further funding bid to the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme to install an additional 48 fast chargers in public car parks across Devon which is expected to include parish council sites in more remote parts of the county. Devon County Council expects to hear whether this bid has been successful by the end of June 2021.
How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?
Action T36: Electric charging and shared mobility on Devon Climate Emergency partner owned assets.
To succeed in achieving a net-zero Devon, we need everyone to be involved. Citizens’ have an important role to play and this campaign shows participants that a low-carbon lifestyle leads to an improved quality of life.