County Council wins award for championing more electric vehicle charging points

An innovative framework created by Hampshire County Council is driving the installation of more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging points across the county and neighbouring areas – and has now been recognised with a prestigious national award

Dec 14 2020

Councillor Stephen Reid, County Council Executive Member for Commercial Strategy, Human Resources and Performance, said: “Hampshire County Council recognises the significant benefits of electric vehicles, particularly in relation to air quality, public health, and the carbon reduction target set out in our Climate Change Strategy to make Hampshire carbon neutral by 2050. As part of our continued investment and support for sustainable energy solutions, in April 2018 our Property Services team launched the Central Southern Regional Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, in partnership with Joju Charging as the installation partner, to lead the way in getting more electric vehicle charging points installed across Hampshire and the south of England. 

“To date, more than 60 public sector bodies such as local councils and universities have used the framework to install more than 200 charging points across Hampshire, with a further 1,000 charging points already planned for installation over the next year. I am delighted that our continued work to grow the use of sustainable transport has been recognised with an Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence (EVIE) Award for Public Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year, and extend my congratulations to the teams across the County Council and our supplier, Joju Charging, who have contributed to this important work.”

The Central Southern Regional Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure is open to public bodies based in and around Hampshire, Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire, and offers all types of charge points including rapid charge points (half-hour charge), fast charge points (three-to-four-hour charge) and charge points incorporated into lamp posts. The charge points offered by the framework can be used across a variety of settings, such as on-street and public car parks for use by members of the public, or to power an organisation’s own fleet of electric vehicles.
 
For further information about the Central Southern Regional Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, visit www.hants.gov.uk/transport/ev-charging-points 

Residents who are interested in using an electric vehicle but do not have access to off street parking can also find guidance for electric vehicle charging at www.hants.gov.uk/transport/ev-charging-points/ev-charging-guidance