Further funding for new electric vehicle charging points across the county has been secured by Kent County Council.
Following a trial KCC will be partnering with all interested Parish and Town Councils to install extra electric vehicle charge-points across Kent.
The chargers would be located on land owned by the community such as village hall car parks and it’s hoped they can then be used by local residents and businesses that do not have off-street parking.
KCC Cabinet Member for Environment, Susan Carey said: “Providing more EV charge-points is one strand of the many actions KCC is taking to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. I’m delighted we’re now able to extend this scheme to cover all Kent.”
The chargers will be owned and operated by KCC for public use. Any financial surplus generated by the charge points will be shared with the hosting council with KCC using its share to extend and maintain the charge-point network.
The grant uses funding from the Department for Transport and Kent Lane Rental Fund and is designed to encourage a shift towards cleaner travel in Kent.
Applications are open now.
KCC Cabinet Member for the Environment Susan Carey said: “Schemes like this should encourage more people make the switch to electric vehicles reducing carbon emissions, traffic noise and improving air quality.”
The scheme has been designed together with the Kent Association of Local Councils (KALC).
To find out more visit jambusterstpms.co.uk and click the Parish EV Charge-Points link at the top of the page.