Milton Keynes secures £1.1m grant for residential EV charging rollout

Milton Keynes Council has secured the largest grant offered to date from the Office for Zero Emissions (OZEV).

The council worked with Connected Kerb and Ringway on the proposal, with 250 chargepoints now to be installed on residential roads in older areas of Milton Keynes where there are fewer off-street parking options but where electric vehicle ownership is on the rise.

Currently, around 40% of homes in Milton Keynes don’t have access to off-street charging facilities.

Charging with an Ohme smart charging cable

Charging with an Ohme smart charging cable

“Encouraging drivers to make the switch to electric is a vital part of our carbon neutral future,” said cabinet member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Jenny Wilson-Marklew.

“It needs to be made as easy as possible and we look forward to working with all of our partners to begin this ground-breaking project.”

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