As part of the rollout of the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding which the four West of England councils successfully bid for to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, across the region, a major public consultation was launched on the 08 February to assess the region’s’ network for electric vehicles.
If you live or work in the West of England and would like to contribute your thoughts to the research, please follow this link to take part in the survey. Completing the survey should take no more than ten minutes and, upon completion, those responding will be able to enter a prize draw for a chance to win a £100 Amazon shopping voucher. The consultation process includes a survey and focus groups, and is run by Bristol City Council partners Cenex with the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
The focus groups are due to take place during the week of the 19th of February 2018. If you would like to take part in the focus group sessions, please email Energy Saving Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “West of England EV Focus Group” and they will be in touch with more details. As part of the Go Ultra-Low West (GULW) programme, the aim is to use the funding to install around 120 new public electric vehicle charging points across Bath and North-East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Cenex, will be identifying candidate sites for public infrastructure, and will be assessing their feasibility working with the Distribution Network Operator and local authorities.