February 22, 2023 4.00 pm This story is over 14 months old

100 new electric vehicle charging points across Lincolnshire

Most will be on-street in residential areas

Over 100 new electric vehicle charging points will be installed around Lincolnshire this year.

The government-funded project will meet a shortfall as private companies are reluctant to invest in the area.

Boston, Horncastle, Lincoln, Skegness, Mablethorpe and Stamford have been chosen for the pilot scheme.

Most will be on-street chargers in residential areas, with the rest on council-owned land.

There will be approximately 100 standard and eight rapid charging points spread across Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council led a bid for five local authorities in the Midlands, which resulted in nearly £1 million of government funding.

The pilot sites have been chosen to test how vehicle charging points fare in different environments, from coastal areas to market towns.

A council report says private companies aren’t building charging points in Lincolnshire as many locations aren’t commercially-viable.

“Our sites include on and off-street locations, urban and rural communities, and deploy various charger point speeds based on local needs,” the report says.

“They will also compliment other commercial off-street EV infrastructure currently available in the county in local authority and privately-owned car parks.”

The pilot will be discussed at a Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 28.

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