West Sussex granted £1.8m to plug in EV chargers

The funding will enable the county council to part-fund up to 450 on-street charge points and 100 in public car parks

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Up to £1.8 million of government funding has been awarded to support the roll out of charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in West Sussex.

The funding will enable West Sussex County Council to part-fund up to 450 on-street charge points and 100 in public car parks.

The remaining installation costs will be covered by EV chargepoint company Connected Kerb.

The new chargers will provide a significant boost to the growing West Sussex ChargePoint Network, which is supported by the county council and all the districts and borough councils in the county.

Joy Dennis, County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “This extra funding award by the Department for Transport is excellent news and will further boost what is already the UK’s largest rollout of electric vehicle chargepoints by a local authority.

“We’re working with our district and borough council partners to make even more chargepoints available across the county to encourage people to consider making the switch to electric vehicles.”