With petrol and diesel vehicles accounting for almost 15% of emissions, Cornwall Council has reached this new agreement to support the development of a network of EV chargers. This is part of its commitment to decarbonise transport and become carbon neutral by 2030.

Delivered over the next four years, the council’s agreement with SWARCO Smart Charging will see the installation of a mix of 7kW AC, 22kW AC and 50kW DC chargers. The agreement also includes the delivery of European Regional Development Funded charge points in 2022-23, as part of the Drive EV2 project.

SWARCO Smart Charging managing director Justin Meyer commented: ‘This collaboration brings together a motivation to make EV charging a reality for the people of Cornwall. With the growing demand for sustainability, and the fast rise in popularity of EVs across the country, SWARCO's ambition to bring quick charging to Cornwall, is a duty that will assure ease of access, solutions, and reliability. We are committed to moving towards a future that helps Cornwall Council support the transition for the UK to become a low-carbon economy.’