Nearly two thirds of local authorities have no plans to install electric vehicle (ev) infrastructure.
A freedom of information request (FoI) by trade body Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) suggests nearly 66% of local authorities do not have plans in place for EV charge points.
The worrying finding comes ahead of tomorrow’s transport day at COP26 in Glasgow.
The ECA issued a FoI request to 344 local authorities across the UK in September on EV charge points – of them a total of 241 replied.
The research found that nearly 48% of them did not currently operate any EV charge point.
A further 60% said they have no funds earmarked for future EV charging infrastructure.
Luke Osborne, ECA’s Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions Advisor, said: “With public interest in EVs reaching an all-time high, the worrying lack of plans to install charge points will seriously hold us back in our pursuit of net zero and stunt the growth of a booming market.
“A key focus for local authorities should be enabling constituents without off-street parking to readily charge with ease.”