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Moving to Electric Vehicles (EVs)

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.

Taking charge of EV

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.

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The Road to zero emission cars and vans

The Government's transitioning to zero emission cars and vans: 2035 delivery plan

Cleaner communities

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.

  • Air quality
  • Cutting emissions
  • Supporting a smart electricity grid

Funding initiatives

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.

  • Workplace Charging Scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme
  • On-Street Residential ChargePoint Scheme
  • Low Carbon Transport Loan (Scotland)
  • Domestic Charge Point Funding (Scotland)

Charging facilities

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.

  • Supporting the development of local, place-based EV adoption strategies
  • Supporting project business cases and technical project management and design through our infrastructure consultancy
  • Delivering infrastructure projects through our civil engineering and infrastructure framework

Start your net zero journey

Our teams are ready to support your transition to net zero.

To discuss the next steps, please get in touch.

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