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Slow uptake of chargepoint grants but demand is rising

EV Charging

Rhodri Clark
03 June 2021
As of 1 April 2021, ORCS had delivered 681 charging devices through 31 councils
As of 1 April 2021, ORCS had delivered 681 charging devices through 31 councils

 

In the past four years fewer than 700 on-street vehicle charging devices were installed using grants available to councils across the UK, new statistics from the DfT reveal. However, a further 3,200 are in the pipeline.

The On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) was launched in 2017, offering to fund up to 75% of the capital costs of installing charging devices. The aim was to ensure that people without access to private off-street parking – such as residents in flats or terraced...

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