Gov’t Raises Residential Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Funding, but Demand is Growing


The government plans to create more electric vehicle charge points and is looking at an open data approach that would open up real-time information to developers, so they can build route mapping applications that list chargepoint availability.

The move came as the Department for Transport pledged to double the funding for charge point creation on residential streets to £10 million, which could supply an additional 3,600 charge points across the country.

Future of Transport Minister George Freeman commented: “Supporting the smart use of open data for new apps to help passengers and drivers plan journeys, and

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