Devon County Council Awarded £7 Million for “Rural” EV Charging Points

In a press release this morning Devon County Council announced that:

We’ve been awarded more than £7m of Government funding to support its delivery of thousands of new, publicly accessible, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points across the county over the next few years.

The capital funding comes from the Department for Transport’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund.

The Fund aims to support the roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across England, for drivers without off-street parking. and we’ve received one of the largest allocations in the country.

The announcement follows our adoption of the Devon Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy last year.

In the Strategy, we highlight that a key barrier to the uptake of EVs in Devon is the availability of suitable charging infrastructure, particularly in remote and rural areas.

To address this, the ouyr Strategy recommends that we support the delivery of 2,000 more charging points by 2030.

It adds that there should be a particular focus on charging points on residential streets in rural and remote areas with electric grid constraints, where higher uptakes of EVs are forecast and communities without or with limited access to off-street parking.

The delivery of Devon’s LEVI scheme is set to begin in 2025 and will significantly expand on an already growing network of on and off-street EV charging points.

Devon CC’s press release included a stock photo of an EV charging port, but we prefer to show you one of our very own Nissan LEAF plugged in to an “urban” charging point in Okehampton:

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