The Government has made £343 million capital funding and £37.8 capability available for Tier 1 local authorities to plan and deliver electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the country. The Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund comprises:
- funding to support the delivery of EV charging points
- capability funding to ensure local authorities have enough staff to plan the strategy
To earn the funding, local authorities will have to submit a detailed strategy by Friday 26 May. This is to demonstrate how they will use the allocated amount.
Why should you focus on EV development?
The Government announced a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The UK electric vehicle infrastructure strategy highlights the need for all local authorities to have a strategy for the roll-out of infrastructure and the important role the public sector has in meeting the need for charge points in areas where households lack off-street parking. The transition to EVs will help local authorities meet their Net Zero targets and help tackling issues of poor air quality.
A lack of off-street parking is currently discouraging most residents from purchasing electric vehicles. The funding now available will support the delivery of EV charge points, encouraging more residents to make the purchase. London is already leading the way in the EV sector, and this strategy is looking to transform it into a net-zero carbon city.
How to assure your electric vehicles fund
The EV market is growing fast, but not fast enough. The Government is making efforts to help local authorities across the country. To encourage a shift towards sustainable forms of transportation, reducing carbon emissions and slowing down deteriorating health and climate change.
If you’re interested in getting on board the Government’s LEVI Fund, Project Centre has a dedicated EV consultancy team to help you with the application and implementation plan. We currently work with private and public sector clients, supporting them with:
- developing dedicated strategies for local authorities and associate impact assessments
- designing processes to handle business and residents’ requests for charge points
- using Geographic Information System (GIS) spacial analysis to select optimal charge point locations
- developing full business cases and supporting with the procurement specifications and documents
Don’t miss the opportunity to receive the latest government’s EV funds.