Vauxhall is launching the Electric Streets of Britain campaign to support the 40% of households without off-street parking make the switch to electric. Working with charge point operators and local councils Vauxhall aim to accelerate the installation of on-street residential charging right across the UK.
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars, and vans, is set to end in the UK from 2030. This transition requires a charging network that is reliable and accessible to motorists across the country. The ability to charge at home is one of the key factors determining whether motorists make the switch to electric. Vauxhall surveyed all UK councils to find out how prepared they are for this transition. The key findings are detailed below. By completing a simple survey you can help to enable Vauxhall to work collaboratively with local councils and charge point operators to accelerate the adoption of this vital infrastructure.
Vauxhall has launched a database which allows all motorists register an interest in having residential charge points installed on their street. This data will be shared 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, if you are considering making the switch in the future it will help ensure the required infrastructure is ready & waiting for you!
Vauxhall have partnered with leading on-street-charging operators Char.gy, Connected Kerb and SureCharge, to support our 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.
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.
of UK councils have no published
strategy for residential
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