Civil Engineering | England, Wales & Northern Ireland
Project value: £50k - £100m+
Net Zero by SCAPE
Creating the infrastructure for electric vehicles by deploying charging points and supporting community adoption is essential to achieving your net zero targets.
In the UK, petrol and diesel cars account for more than a third of our transport carbon emissions.
Decarbonising our transport system has a vital role in achieving net zero and from 2030, all sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned.
This means the manufacture, sale and uptake of plug-in, low emission electric vehicles is a vital step towards carbon neutrality.
As well as the vehicles themselves, making sure we have the right infrastructure to enable efficient charging is critical - and ten times as much charging capacity is needed to meet projected demand by 2030.
To enable this and support the transition, a challenging programme for roll out is required, alongside a cultural and behavioural shift in favour of low-emission vehicles.
The Government's transitioning to zero emission cars and vans: 2035 delivery plan
The increased use of EVs brings with it a range of environmental, economic benefits as well as creating healthier, cleaner communities.
As well as minimising environmental damage, their use also improves air quality and reduces noise pollution, both of which lead to improved health and wellbeing for everyone.
If consistent charging and use is in place, EVs can contribute to optimising our national electricity network, helping it to operate more efficiently and supporting the integration of more small and large-scale renewable energy systems.
The UK Government has established the Workplace Charging and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Schemes which offer vouchers to assist employers and homeowners with the upfront costs of installing EV charging facilities.
The On-Street Residential ChargePoint Scheme is a grant funding scheme designed to support local authority-led projects for on and off-street charging infrastructure that can be used by the public.
A further funding announcement of a £90m Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund is expected by Summer 2022.
The Scottish Government has a range of funding available through the Low Carbon Transport Loan (also known as the Electric Vehicle Loan), an interest-free loan with a repayment period of up to 6 years, and the Domestic Charge Point Funding.
The Transitioning to zero emission cars and vans: 2035 delivery plan sets out how the UK Government plans to deliver the transition to electric vehicles.
To enable local deployment, we can help you to identify opportunities for, and support delivery of, the appropriate EV charging infrastructure.