Electric vehicle charging points to be installed in residential estates across Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes Council has been working with Connected Kerb and Ringway to secure the largest grant offered to date.

    The grant comes from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

    Electric vehicle charging points will be installed on the streets in older residential areas of Milton Keynes after MK Council secured a £1.1m grant.

    Around 40% of homes in Milton Keynes do not currently have access to off street charging facilities. 

    The grant will be used to install 250 charging points on residential roads in older areas of MK where there is not the option or space for off-street parking.

    Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Cllr Jenny Wilson-Marklew said: “We’re delighted to have secured funding to make it easier for local people to use electric vehicles. 

    "Encouraging drivers to make the switch to electric is a vital part of our carbon neutral future.  It needs to be made as easy as possible and we look forward to working with all of our partners to begin this ground-breaking project.”

    Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO, Connected Kerb said: "I am delighted that Milton Keynes Council, who are a recognised pioneer in the EV sector, selected Connected Kerb for this critical EV infrastructure project which aims to boost EV uptake in Milton Keynes by improving access to charge points for residents without off-street parking. 

    "Making charging more affordable, sustainable and accessible to all is an essential step if the city and the wider UK is to reach net zero."

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