Funding secured to expand electric vehicle charging across Three Rivers

Press ReleaseUpdated: 9 May 2024Transport and streets

Tens of thousands of pounds of government funding will be used to expand the provision of off-street electric vehicle (EV) charging across Three Rivers.

Three Rivers District Council has received £101,250 from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles’ On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme to install multiple EV charge points in parking bays in Rickmansworth, South Oxhey, Croxley Green, Chorleywood and Abbots Langley.

Kimberley Rowley, the council’s Head of Regulatory Services, said: “The council made a commitment at the last General Public Services and Economic Development Committee on 19 March to expand the district’s provision of EV charging to enable more and more people to swap fossil-fuelled powered vehicles to electric vehicles, which in turn will result in cleaner air and help fast-forward in decarbonising the district.

“I am happy that the council secured funding so quickly with assistance from the Energy Saving Trust to enable the EV charging installations to be progressed. This news will give people and businesses the confidence to make the swap to EV vehicles knowing the appropriate charging infrastructure will be in place.”

Alternative sources of funding, such as the government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund, are also being explored to further increase the EV charging network to car parks at leisure centres, parks, council offices and on-street residential parking.

Three Rivers District Council is currently working to appoint the charge point operator, who will install, operate, and maintain the charge points, and aim for the charge points to be available to electric vehicle drivers later this year.