A Cornish company has welcomed a Government announcement that it is making £37 million of funding available for individual households, public sector organisations and train stations to cover up to 75% of the cost of installing electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
Pool Innovation Centre-based Ecodrive, a leading independent advisor on electric vehicle infrastructure, has suggested that this is a positive step in encouraging more people to consider electric vehicles as an effective mode of transport.
Commercial director Tim Bryant said: “The announcement is great news as it will provide a considerable contribution towards the installation of EV charge points at home, in train stations and in key public sector organisations.
“The announcement follows a record year of electric car sales in the UK last year and could mark a key turning point in making electric vehicles more accessible to a much broader market.”
Following the Government announcement, Ecodrive is hosting a summit meeting on Friday (February 22) at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro, to discuss the impact of the funding and the opportunities it presents in Cornwall.
Anyone interested in attending should email Ecodrive or 0845 466 3835.