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Little interest from councils in grants for on-street EV chargepoints, says DfT

Deniz Huseyin
15 January 2018
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is designed to encourage drivers to switch to electric
The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme is designed to encourage drivers to switch to electric

 

The take-up of government grants for on-street electric vehicle chargepoints has been “extremely disappointing”, says the DfT. Since the launch of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme more than a year ago, just £150,000 out of £1.5m available for 2017/18 has been awarded, a DfT spokesman told LTT. 

Only five councils - Portsmouth, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Cambridge, Luton and Kettering – have applied for grants, which cover up to 75%...

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