The county council has recently appointed Connected Kerb, one of the UK’s leading charging point providers, to install and run the network of EV chargers.

The council said that its programme aims to prioritise access to charging points for the one third of residents who do not have off-street parking and charging.

The council has started working with district and parish councils to identify suitable locations and is bidding for Government funding to accelerate this work and benefit smaller communities.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: ‘It’s really positive news that we are moving ahead with our plans to install 1,000 electric vehicle charging points around the county. Electric vehicles cut emissions, improve air quality and reduce noise pollution, so please get in touch to help us plan where these charging points should be installed.’

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, said: ‘We are delighted to be delivering the largest single installation of EV charging points in the south-west for Gloucestershire County Council. I have no doubt that the roll-out of Connected Kerb’s long-lasting, sustainable charging infrastructure will make a major contribution to the county’s efforts to improve air quality and make EV charging affordable and accessible for residents without driveways ahead of 2030.’