Liberty charge charger

North Northamptonshire Council commits to EV charging investment

North Northamptonshire Council has announced its intention to install almost 100 new, on-street, electric vehicle charging sockets, across sites all over the region.

21 new sites will hold the 80 new sockets that will be made available for use y residents from the beginning of 2023, with the sites that are being proposed for use under review by residents from the borough.

The project is aiming to increase the availability of public EV charging, with the main ambition being to improve the convenience of public charging for those who are unable to charge their electric vehicles at home or on a private driveway. In turn, it is hoped that this will encourage the further adoption of electric vehicles ahead of the 2030 deadline for the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles that was set by the UK Government.

Councillor Graham Lawman from North Northamptonshire Council, said:

“We’re delighted to provide these additional charge points, in order to help accelerate the move to more sustainable methods of transport.

“Without the infrastructure in place, it would be impossible to accommodate the growing popularity of EVs in our area and beyond. The fully-funded solution means there is zero cost to the tax payer – of added importance in today’s climate.”

The charge points will be installed, operated, maintained and funded by Liberty Charge, the UK’s fastest growing charge point operator. This will also be supported by delivery partner Virgin Media O2. Liberty Charge already maintain and fund 82 charge points in Northamptonshire, which means that the number will rise to over 160 chargers.

CEO of Liberty Charge, Neil Isaacson, added:

“It’s fantastic to build on our partnership with North Northamptonshire Council, and we are proud to continue in our work to electrify the council area. It’s great to work with a council that is committed to supporting their residents in moving to EVs.”

Accelerating the use of data

PSE Oct/Nov 22

Accelerating the use of data

Our October/November edition of PSE brings you expert comment and analysis on a range of public sector topics, from levelling up, the cost of living crisis. Learn about EV infrastructure, or how the change of a Prime Minister can affect public sector aims.

Videos...

View all videos
#PSE365: Public Sector Levelling up

Be A Part Of It!

PSE365: Public SectorLevelling up Virtual Event | 17 Nov 2022

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

Upcoming Webinar

Webinar: Driving sustainability & value through technology end-of-life

End-of-life is often overlooked yet is equally as important to a digital strategy, but what happens to end-of-life technology? What is the impact on the environment, net zero targets? What is the financial impact, is value for money for the taxpayer simply discarded and destroyed along with the technology?
 

Join us on 13 September between 2:00pm-2:45pm where we look to address the lifecycle of a digital strategy with a focus on end-of-life using examples, achieving efficiency, increased sustainability and delivering cost savings.


Guest Panellists:

Adam Turner, Head of Government and Public Sector Sustainable ICT and Digital, DEFRA
Ben Levin, Senior Manager, Technology Assesment and Criteria Development, Global Electronics Council
Fredrik Forslund, Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions, Blancco
Ben Tongue, Digital Net Zero Lead, NHS England

More articles...

View all