This week Worcestershire has taken a huge step towards the future of transport within the county.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are seen as the way forward to reducing carbon emissions associated with transport, and providing the flexibility to offer new business models and support electricity grid infrastructure. As part of the implementation of the county’s energy strategy, produced by Worcestershire LEP, various sites are being evaluated as potential ‘EV charge Hubs’.
EV charge hubs provide very rapid charging from 150kW chargers – typically recharging an EV in 20 minutes. Charge Hubs are part of the way that the LEP is addressing the grand challenge of ‘Future transport’ and, along with Bromsgrove and Redditch Borough council, are leading the way in the West Midlands.
Climate Change and Energy Support Officer for Bromsgrove & Redditch Council, Kath Manning commented: “It was great to travel around the county seeing just how many potential sites there are, and the best thing was that we travelled using electric vehicles and covered over 85 miles during the day”.
To view Worcestershire’s recently published energy strategy, visit the Worcestershire LEP website here.