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Rural EV charging

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK at 24%. According to the 2020 UK greenhouse gas emissions report, passenger cars are the main source of emissions from transport. Switching to electric vehicles (EVs) can make the biggest short-term difference in reducing emissions.

Norfolk has one of the lowest availability of electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) and EV ownership per capita in Britain. The large, rural nature of the county has slowed private investment into EVCPs. Recent resident surveys cite the lack of public EVCPs as a key barrier to EV uptake.

This project will ensure that residents and visitors to rural Norfolk will have access to EVCPs. It will increase availability of EVCPs by taking advantage of public and private sector infrastructure.

Plug In Norfolk is a collective initiative which gives local businesses and organisations access to competitive maintenance and support packages for EVCPs. This initiative will reduce the financial risk of providing and maintaining EVCPs.

Norfolk County Council will lead this project. We will partner with Anglia Car Charging, who are match-funding £51k of the project. The Council and Anglia Car Charing will also explore options to increase EV ownership.

Key outputs

  • 26 public EVCPs
  • Increased number

Thematic objective(s)

  • Business Growth and Innovation
  • Climate change
  • People and Skills
  • Public Services


  • April 2023 - January 2024


  • Project budget: £226,000
  • Framework funding: £175,000

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