The collaborative project between the charge point operator Liberty Charge, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and other industry partners aims to guide councils through the strategy, deployment, funding and procurement, site selection and maintenance of EV charge point infrastructure.
The EV Infrastructure Hub includes video content and case study evidence to learn from other local authorities who already have well-established EV charging networks in preparation for the Government’s 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.
It also offers guidance on overcoming objections, with advice on how best to recruit external consultants and charge point operators.
Dan McCrory, formerly principal transport planner for Hammersmith & Fulham Council, says that the EV Infrastructure Hub is a great step forward in the support available for local authorities: ‘The level of detail provided to guide local authorities through each stage of EV infrastructure planning, procurement and installation is a real asset for councils across the country.
‘With practical examples, case studies and video content included throughout, the Hub brings expertise and confidence to those seeking to install, develop or improve EV infrastructure networks for their residents.’