Essex Highways have launched a public consultation for the Essex Electric Vehicle Charge Point Strategy.
In Essex, around half of CO2 emissions are from transport. Responding to the climate crisis, Essex County Council has committed to reducing the county’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, in line with UK statutory commitments. Alongside this, the Government is phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2035 to accelerate the transition towards all new vehicles being zero emission.
Switching to electric vehicles (EVs) will help contribute to the net zero goal and improve air quality, but to make this a reality and aid EV growth in the county, people need access to a reliable, convenient, accessible, and fairly priced network of EV charge points.
The Essex Electric Vehicle Charge Point Strategy aims to support this by setting out how Essex County Council will work with local authority partners and the private sector to enable the delivery of changing points in key locations to maximise use – delivering the “The Right Charger in the Right Place”.
Essex Highways welcomes views on the strategy from members of the public. The consultation is open until Sunday 30 July 2023. More information about the strategy and a short survey can be found on the webpage at: www.essexhighways.org/ev-strategy.
If you have any questions or further comments, please email: ElectricVehicleStrategy@essexhighways.org.