When it comes to plug-in electric vehicles, charging at home usually occurs off-street in garages and driveways, a convienient and efficient option. However, in many parts of the UK – especially in urban areas – off-street parking is unavailable to many residents.
By installing chargepoints on-street, residents without off-street parking can enjoy the convenience and value of charging their plug-in electric vehicles at home. As more residents use electric vehicles, communities will benefit from improved air quality and will lower their carbon footprint.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) announced the continuation of the On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), to increase the availability of plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.
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- Local authorities must have explicit support of the relevant Highways Authority
- Local authorities are responsible for estimating and controlling project costs and delivery
- Chargepoints must be located in residential areas that lack off-street parking and adhere to OLEV technical specifications
Energy Saving Trust is administering this scheme with support from OLEV and can provide advice and guidance to local authorities on the preparation of an eligible and successful application.
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You can get in touch with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles on Twitter (@OLEVgovuk) about the new chargepoint scheme and follow updates using the hashtag #OLEVORCS.View #OLEVORCS