Here's information on the things we're doing relating to electric vehicles in Bromsgrove District - and some government and industry advice too.
- Charging points
- Talk to us about your local electric car needs
- Grants and advice from government and industry
- Do councils dream of electric fleets?
- Our Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles Strategy
- Contact us
In the district
On our land
We are installing charging points at the car park outside the Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure Centre on School Drive. The parking bays and charger bases are in, and they will be wired up in due course.
ENGIE, who own and operate the GeniePoint Network, will be working with BMM Energy Solutions to install thirteen 50kW rapid chargers across the district and providing ongoing operational, customer services and maintenance services for the next ten years. The first installations are due to commence in early Summer 2020, with all the chargers planned to be installed by the end of 2020. They will all provide 100% renewable energy sourced from UK supply.
The Council successfully won funding for electric vehicle charging from the Governments' Ultra Low Emission Taxi Infrastructure Scheme. To encourage this change, for the first year following installation, all thirteen chargers will be made available free of charge to taxi and private hire vehicles registered in the district. Following this, ENGIE will then offer this sector a discounted rate of 75% for years 2-5, and 50% discount for the rest of the contract.
For the general public, the tariff will be competitively priced with no connection fee and a £0.28p/kWh cost. All chargers will offer contactless credit or debit card payments.
No driveway to charge on?
We are planning to bid for funding to be able to provide chargers in our car parks in areas where people may not have their own drives to charge electric cars overnight.
If this applies to you and you let us know, we can include your potential needs in this work. Here’s how to get in touch.
Join the WhatsApp group
We take part in an electric vehicle users WhatsApp group for North Worcestershire, administered by Midlands Energy Hub who are working with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.
If you want to take part in the group contact Alex.Pearson@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.
Thanks for your feedback so far
Thanks to the 1,000 people across Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough who filled in our ‘Future of Motoring Survey’. The results will help us to plan for the future. Look out for more info on the results of that survey in the future.
Visit Go Ultra Low now to:
- See what electric cars are available on the market
- Calculate how much an electric car would cost you to buy and run – you might be surprised
- Find grants for installing electric car chargers at your home
- Find grants for installing electric car chargers at your business/workplace.
We are in the process of commissioning a study by the Energy Saving Trust that could advise on a plan for going electric with our future council fleet.
If you manage a fleet and want to know more about this, visit the Energy Saving Trust here.
Here is the strategy that underpins our local work on electric vehicles: the Bromsgrove District Council Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles Strategy.