Local councils are at the forefront of electric vehicle infrastructure provision, and they play several important roles in the transition to electric mobility.
- Councils need to ensure sufficient chargepoints are provided to allow EV owners to use facilities in the area in the same way petrol or diesel vehicles can
- To encourage EV uptake in their locality; with a typical EV causing 3 times less CO2 emissions as their fossil counterparts, switching to EVs is a key means of decarbonising the transport sector.
- Local air quality is a pressing issue for many urban areas, due to health issues that can arise from particulate and NOx emissions from vehicles. Air quality is also subject to strong standards, with fines for non-compliance. Encouraging EV uptake, above and beyond national averages, could substantially reduce local air pollution. Therefore, installing EV chargepoints is a tangible and visible means of addressing this, as part of wider clean transport measures.