Phase one of largest on-street electric vehicle chargepoint rollout in West Sussex revealed

chargepoint outside The Orchards in Haywards Heath

Largest roll-out of electric vehicle chargepoints from UK council

Proposed locations in phase one of the on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint rollout in West Sussex have been revealed.

A leaflet has been distributed to residents and businesses near the sites in 78 locations across the county, inviting feedback on the proposed locations and giving the opportunity to ask questions or share comments. To view the proposed locations, visit: www.connectedkerb.com/west-sussex-chargepoint-network-residents

This is the first phase in the largest roll-out of electric vehicle charging points by a UK council, with subsequent phases taking place over the next decade, making it easier for electric vehicle (EV) users without driveways in West Sussex to charge their vehicles.

West Sussex County Council (WSCC), Adur and Worthing Councils, Arun District Council, Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council and Mid Sussex District Council have signed a contract with Connected Kerb, one of the country’s leading providers of EV charging solutions to install and maintain thousands of new chargepoints across the county.

Project funded by Connected Kerb

The project is fully funded by Connected Kerb, meaning zero cost to the councils, and will be particularly beneficial to EV users without off-street parking. We will soon be engaging with residents who live near the proposed locations.

Whilst WSCC cannot guarantee that a chargepoint will be installed in the location suggested, it will help them see where there is demand and plan for future EV charging in the county. To suggest a location, or to find out more about plans, visit Connected Kerb: www.connectedkerb.com/west-sussex-chargepoint-network-residents

Frequently asked questions and answers from WSCC

Will there be enough chargepoints for everyone?

There are plans to roll out a charging network in sufficient numbers which will help people make the switch to electric vehicles. WSCC’s aim is to have a chargepoint within a few minutes of residents that do not have access to off-street parking.

Who is funding the installation and maintenance?

The contract with Connected Kerb is a 100% concession contract, meaning that WSCC and other partners are not required to contribute any funding towards this project.

What energy will be used to power the chargepoints?

Renewable energy sources primarily from wind, solar and hydro (water) sources will power 100% green electricity supplied by Octopus Energy.

How do I find a chargepoint once they are installed?

People can download the Connected Kerb app via the Appstore or Google Play to locate nearby chargepoints. People can also find them on Zap-Map (zap-map.com) by using the network filter.

What parking restrictions will apply to the EV bays?

Only electric vehicles that are charging can use the dedicated EV charging bays. Within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), restrictions will also apply during the hours of the CPZ operation, i.e., a permit will need to be displayed in the bays, during the CPZ operation hours.

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