I am writing to inform you about a public consultation on the Devon Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy.

 

Background

 

Devon County Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and helped to publish the Devon Carbon Plan which sets out what needs to be done for the region to meet the climate emergency challenge. The decarbonisation of transport in Devon is a crucial part of this response as the sector represents a large proportion of Devon’s emissions.

 

The transition to zero emission vehicles, as well as a shift to public transport and active travel, are vital to achieving the Devon goal of 50% emission reduction by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050. Nevertheless, many Devon residents rely on cars and vans, and local authorities have a role to play in enabling and accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

 

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The Strategy

 

The Devon Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy aims to help all residents and visitors overcome barriers to EV adoption and increase access to suitable infrastructure. A key barrier to the uptake of EVs is the availability of suitable charging infrastructure. The EV strategy provides a summary of EVs in Devon, assesses the policy context, forecasts EV uptake and chargepoint demand to 2030 and sets out recommendations for how Devon County Council will intervene.

 

The strategy will form part of a suite of documents that will feed into the emerging Local Transport Plan 4. The strategy will also be instrumental in leveraging funding from Government for new electric charging infrastructure. You can view a summary of the strategy or the full document at: devon.cc/ev-strategy-consultation

 

Have Your Say

 

The consultation will run between the 9th November and 16th December 2022.

 

The best way to have your say is via. the consultation questionnaire, available at: devon.cc/ev-strategy-consultation.

 

You can also attend a consultation webinar to hear from project officers about the details of the strategy and ask questions:

  • Public Webinar: 6pm, 22nd November 2022
  • Businesses/Organisations Webinar: 6pm, 6th December 2022

 

To register or ask any further questions please email: transportplanning@devon.gov.uk

 

Kind regards,

 

Josh Manning

 

Transportation Planning Officer

Planning Transportation & Environment

Devon County Council

Matford Offices

County Hall

Topsham Road

Exeter EX2 4QD

 

Tel: 01392 383000

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