The government has confirmed that Essex County Council will be awarded £236,000 as part of its electric vehicle (EV) residential charge point scheme.
Approximately 60 charging points will be installed in 30 locations across the county from summer 2023.
Tracey Vickers, Essex County Council’s Head of Sustainable Transport, said: “In a rural county, the car is always going to need to be part of the solution for necessary journeys. This grant will allow trial charge points in different types of rural and urban locations to understand what works where.”
The grant funding has been awarded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and will be administered by the Energy Saving Trust.