Electric Streets of Britain
Join the Electric Streets campaign
For millions of potential electric vehicle drivers, the absence of convenient charging solutions and the lack of on-street charging options in residential areas is deterring them from embracing the electric revolution. Recognizing this pivotal challenge, Vauxhall is launching the Electric Streets of Britain campaign to bridge this gap and accelerate the installation of on-street residential charging right across the UK.
The transition to electric vehicles holds immense promise in reducing carbon emissions and revolutionizing transportation. However, a substantial portion of households, roughly 40%, lack off-street parking options, making at-home charging a significant challenge. This is where Vauxhall's visionary Electric Streets campaign comes into play, aimed at ensuring that no motorist is left behind in the shift to electric due to their parking circumstances.
The sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles is set to end from 2030 in the UK and to make this transition successful, a robust and accessible charging network is non-negotiable. The convenience of charging at home significantly influences the decision to embrace EVs. To accelerate the adoption of essential charging infrastructure, Vauxhall is actively engaging with local councils and charging operators, pooling resources to make the transition seamless. By participating in a simple survey, you contribute to the creation of a comprehensive nationwide map of charging demand.
How can you help?
Vauxhall has launched a database which allows all motorists register an interest in having residential charge points installed on their street. Vauxhall will share this data with local councils and charging operators to ensure investment is focused in the right areas.
You don’t need to own an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle today to complete the form. Even if you are considering making the switch in the future, this will help ensure the required infrastructure is ready & waiting for you!
What else is being done?
Vauxhall have partnered with leading on-street-charging operators Char.gy, Connected Kerb and SureCharge, to support the Electric Streets of Britain campaign.
These partners have access to funding from Vauxhall to support their efforts in educating your local council on the best way to quickly roll out this vital infrastructure.
Find out more about the exclusive research
Details are based on Vauxhall's Freedom of Information request up to 2nd July 2023 and completed by 289 of the 414 councils approached
According to exclusive data collated by Vauxhall, more than 70% of UK councils do not currently have a published strategy in place for the installation of residential on-street charging.
The findings come from a Freedom of Information request submitted to 414 councils and local authorities across the UK. See how many on-street residential chargers are due to be installed in the next 12 months in your local area:
of UK councils have no published strategy for residential on-street charging
of local authorities have yet to install any on-street residential charge points
London will soon be home to that many on-street charge points – more than double across all other regions of the UK combined
Last updated: 2nd July 2023
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Electric Street Partners
Living with an electric vehicle is easy when you can charge close to home.
Char.gy is installing on-street charge points to give people without driveways access to easier, cheaper, greener charging within a 2-minute walk of their home. All their on-street charging points give people access to low-cost, overnight charging, when the UK’s electricity grid is typically at its greenest.
Char.gy are working to install thousands more charge points in various urban and rural locations across the UK.
Connected Kerb are an electric vehicle charging solutions provider, who aim to bring inclusive, reliable and convenient electric vehicle charging to everyone.
They focus on fast electric vehicle charging (that's 7kW to 22kW chargers) in long-stay locations such as on-street residential parking or car parks.
The company deliver on-street community electric vehicle charging, working with local authorities to support residents unable to charge their vehicle on a driveway.
FM Conway’s Electric Vehicle charging solution, SureCharge, provides an end-to-end service to local authorities across the UK, covering installation, operation, and maintenance of its charge points.
SureCharge provides a simple solution that leverages existing street infrastructure, such as lighting columns, enabling the efficient deployment of chargepoints when and where they are needed most.
As part of the FM Conway Group, the SureCharge network is supplied with electricity from 100% renewable sources, and is backed by REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin), to offer an eco-friendly option across its range of chargers.