12-year electric vehicle strategy for Birmingham

3,000 electric vehicle charge-points will be rolled-out across Birmingham to reduce city emissions by 50 per cent in 2030, compared to 2020 levels.

Electric vehicle charge-points will appear in greater numbers and at strategic locations across Birmingham as a result of Birmingham City Council havinf accepted a 12-year electric vehicle strategy that will contribute to meeting its net-zero target by 2030.

Complementing the current electric vehicle charging infrastructure of 394 charge-points, the 12-year strategy aims to tackle the barriers that may prevent people from converting to electric vehicles such as charge-point accessibility and expense of vehicle purchase.

Innovative technologies will also be implemented to support the 30 per cent of households which do not have off-street parking, where a private charging-points could be installed. In these locations, charge-points may be found embedded in kerbstones and lampposts.

Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “Transport accounts for one third of Birmingham’s CO2 emissions of which 95 per cent derives from road transport. To reduce then eliminate transport emissions it is necessary to both reduce vehicle usage and ownership and shift the remaining vehicles to vehicles without emissions. So, I welcome this long-term strategy which has been modelled to future-proof the council’s transport and environmental needs.”

The council is working with their procured charge-point provider, ESB Energy.

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