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The Government has committed up to £1 billion to support the electrification of UK vehicles and their supply chains, including developing “Gigafactories” in the UK to produce the batteries needed at scale. In addition, Government funding, alongside private sector investment, has supported the installation of more than 17,000 devices providing approximately 24,000 public chargepoints, including over 2,400 rapid chargepoints - one of the largest networks in Europe. The first £70 million of the £400 million Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund has also now been allocated and will see another 3,000 rapid chargepoints installed.
Furthermore, chargepoints in homes and on residential streets are vital. I welcome that a consultation has been held on all new-build homes in England being fitted with chargepoints. I am also pleased that residents with on-street parking will benefit from an extra £10 million investment in the on street residential chargepoint scheme. This will enable local authorities to install up to 7,200 on-street devices, making it more convenient to charge and own an electric vehicle.
North Devon Council are working in partnership with Devon County Council as part of a Government funded scheme to install Electric vehicle charging points in Hardaway Head car park (Barnstaple), Wilder Road car park (Ilfracombe) and Central car park (South Molton). You can read more about this here.
You can find available charging points in North Devon on this map that my office has prepared.
We clearly need many more charging points across North Devon but I am glad to see that there is more investment on the way.