As part of a programme to install thousands of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints in Surrey over the coming years, Surrey County Council is asking residents where they would like to see an EV chargepoint installed in their area.
Residents can suggest locations for EV chargepoints through an online map. There are already over 400 suggestions from residents, but more are needed to ensure full coverage of the county as not all locations suggested will be suitable.
To be suitable for an EV chargepoint, locations should be:
- where an electric vehicle can park legally and safely,
- with sufficient pavement space for wheelchairs and pushchairs to pass comfortably,
- with nearby access to a power supply – we realise this is difficult to know, but with no access to a power supply an otherwise preferred location might not be possible due to power supply issues.
Chargepoints would normally be standalone equipment, however lighting columns located at the pavement edge nearest to the road might also be possible.
These suggestions will be used over the coming years to inform the selection of locations for the wider roll-out across the county, ensuring there is a comprehensive network of chargepoints for residents without their own chargepoints. The county council has a target to be net-zero carbon by 2050, and currently 41 per cent of emissions come from transport.