Vauxhall Launches Electric Streets of Britain Campaign to Boost EV Charging Infrastructure
Vauxhall, one of the UK's leading electric vehicle manufacturers, has launched a new initiative called the Electric Streets of Britain. The campaign aims to accelerate the installation of on-street residential charging infrastructure across the UK, to help make electric cars more accessible to people who don't have off-street parking.
The campaign comes after a survey by Vauxhall revealed that more than 70% of UK councils do not have a published strategy for on-street charging in residential areas. This means that many people who are interested in buying an electric car are unable to do so because they do not have a place to charge it at home.
With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans set to end in the UK from 2030, a reliable and accessible charging network is necessary for motorists.
Vauxhall will work with charge point operators, local councils and the government to identify areas where on-street charging is most needed. The campaign will also provide funding and support to help councils install charging points.
"Accessibility to charge points near your home is critical to the transition to electric vehicle ownership in the UK," said James Taylor, Managing Director of Vauxhall. "We want to galvanise the needs and interests of everyone, from the public, to the councils and the charging operators to make sure that anyone without a driveway is part of that journey."
This campaign is a major step forward in the UK's transition to electric vehicles. It is a clear demonstration of Vauxhall's commitment to making electric cars more accessible to everyone. Whether you own a Vauxhall or another brand, you can let Vauxhall know where you need on-street charging facilities, so they can help electrify your street.
How you can get involved
If you are interested in getting involved in the Electric Streets of Britain campaign, there are a few things you can do:
- Visit the Vauxhall website to register your interest in having residential charging points on your street. This data will be used to build a nationwide map of where current and future demand exists to help make informed investment decisions.
- Contact your local council and ask them about their plans for on-street charging.
- Spread the word about the initiative to family and friends across the whole UK.
Together we can make the UK a leader in the transition to electric vehicles.
If you already drive an electric vehicle or would consider buying one in the future, the Electric Streets of Britain is a great way to make sure that you can charge it easily at home.