The funding has been awarded to the West Sussex Chargepoint Network to provide electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for residents in areas which have no off-street parking.

Joy Dennis, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: ‘This extra funding award by the Department for Transport is excellent news and will further boost what is already the UK’s largest rollout of electric vehicle chargepoints by a local authority.

’We’re working with our district and borough council partners to make even more chargepoints available across the county to encourage people to consider making the switch to electric vehicles.’

Connected Kerb, who have the contract to install and maintain thousands of chargepoints across the county, will cover the remaining installation costs.

’We are delighted to be working with West Sussex County Council on this landmark project which will make EV charging more accessible for people without driveways and boost our efforts to support sustainable transport,’ said Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb.