Public Sector Charge Point Locations

Dec
10

 

Charging Forward

The ecar team are continuing to look for opportunities to strengthen the EV charging infrastructure across Northern Ireland.

Earlier this year the Department for Regional Development secured funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles to install up to 100 new charge points in the public sector estate. There are two reasons why it was considered that this would be a real asset to the network of charging points already in place:

  1. It would encourage Government Departments and other public sector bodies to explore opportunities for the use of electric fleet vehicles and
  2. The charging points would be located in places where people needed or wanted to be, such as hospitals, country parks and central and local government buildings.

The response from potential hosts for these charging points has been very encouraging and over 80 sites are currently being assessed for suitability. In future editions of this newsletter we will keep you up to date with progress on this initiative.

However at this point we would like to hear from you about the places you go to work and the places you like to visit where you think we should install additional public sector charge points. 

 

So if you spend two hours a week at the library or Sunday in the country park with the kids and the dog, tell us about where you think we could put charge points that you could use.

There remains an opportunity for us to identify locations that, subject to value for money, are those which you see as being useful to you.

Irrespective of where the site is, or what its primary use is, either recreational or otherwise, if it falls within the government estate and you identify it, we will look at it!

Suggestions should be sent to either John Starkey (john.starkey@drdni.gov.uk) or Seamus Mullan (seamus.mullan@drdni.gov.uk) no later than Friday the 2nd of January.

We look forward to hearing your ideas.