Funds available for local councils to install charging points


Local councils are being encouraged to apply for a share of £20million funding to help increase the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints.

The funding is available under the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) . It will cover 75% of the capital costs of procuring and installing chargepoints and an associated dedicated parking bay if required.

The Government says the £20million could deliver up to 4,000 more chargepoints, which is twice the number pfresently available.

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