Electric Vehicles are clearly the future of motoring in the UK over the next twenty years but not everyone has the ability to charge them easily at home. 18 months ago Climate Action Wendover, in conjunction with a local resident and Wendover Parish Council, conceived a project to help potential Electric Vehicle owners who had no ‘off street’ parking.
The project was based on an initiative in Oxfordshire that involved installing pavement gullies between property and the public road hence providing a safe way of attaching a charging cable between EV car and owner’s home charging unit. There are of course some challenges with this concept and after various discussions with Buckinghamshire Council we are delighted that they have decided to take on the project themselves as a pilot scheme in Wendover.
CLAW and WPC will assist where they can with local liaison and promotion. At the moment Buckinghamshire Council are looking for Wendover residents who would like to take part. If you are interested, then see the message from Bucks Council below.
Bucks Council Wendover EV charging trial
Buckinghamshire Council is running a pilot scheme in Wendover which will make it possible for owners of electric vehicles (EV) to charge their cars while they are parked on the road.
The council is inviting people living in Wendover who own an EV but don’t have off road parking at their house to be part of the trial. The trial involves installing an in pavement charging channel making it possible to connect safely from an EV charge point at your property to your EV parked on the road outside your house. The council will fund the cost of the channel and any necessary planning permission costs.
The council is also looking to put more community charging points across Wendover.
To express your interest please click on the link below: