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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough planning for EV takeover

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has announced that it is planning for the next step in the transition to cleaner transport, by launching a new consultation on electric vehicles and charging.

The Combined Authority is working alongside Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council to establish what communities think about the infrastructure that is required for electric vehicles to be used more in the area. This will ensure that not only is the infrastructure established in the right way, but also in the places that residents feel it will be the most necessary.

According to authority estimates, the region will need approximately 10,000 charge points by 2030, with its vision so far for the establishment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure being ‘for everyone in the region to have the necessary electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the right place, at the time they need. This charging infrastructure will be high quality, safe, affordable, environmentally sustainable, and accessible.’

Quote from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor Dr Nik Johnson

Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, said:

“Less pollution, cleaner air and zero tailpipe emissions are all fantastic benefits of the electric vehicle revolution and a key part of our plan to transform transport in our region. But this transition will be slowed down if we don’t have enough charging points in the right places. Lots of people have views on electric cars and electric car charging, and we want to hear them.”

The Combined Authority has recently approved its Local Transport and Connectivity Plan, which looks into how journeys around the region can be transformed. This will include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and how transport plans can support the journey to net zero.

Feedback that is gathered through the ongoing consultation will also contribute to the drafting of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy for the area, which is being worked on by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

Transport is a large part of nationwide decarbonisation efforts, and you can hear more about how transport can contribute to such an important goal at Public Sector Executive’s Decarbonisation event on the 7th March. Register here.


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