Today, 7 September 2023, local authority areas across England are invited to apply for their allocated share of £343m in stage two of the UK Government’s local electric vehicle infrastructure (LEVI) fund.
The funding will support local authorities to accelerate the roll out and commercialisation of local electric vehicle charging infrastructure for residents who don’t have access to off-street parking.
Moving towards electrification
Launched in March 2023, the LEVI fund will help to enable a transition to electric vehicles across England, as part of the UK Government’s commitment to net zero. The Department for Transport (DfT) and the LEVI Support Body (Energy Saving Trust, PA Consulting and Cenex) are providing ongoing support and guidance to all LEVI fund applicants.
The LEVI fund for local authorities in England has three stages. Local authorities have completed stage one and now, following successful expressions of interest from the local authority areas, DfT and the LEVI support body has allocated capital funding, in either tranche one, 2023-24, or tranche two, 2024-25 financial years.
Applications and draft tenders
Today’s announcement marks the launch of stage two of the process, with local authorities informed of their tranche allocation. Local authorities are now invited to complete their application and draft tender documents for review by the LEVI support body and DfT.
Delivery at scale
Nick Harvey, our senior programme manager for transport said: “The LEVI support body is pleased to be supporting local authorities across England with their local electric vehicle infrastructure applications. These projects will deliver at scale the crucial charging infrastructure needed to support the growing numbers of electric vehicles on our roads, and to give people more confidence to go electric which is a key part of the transition to net zero.”