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Promoting electric vehicle use


Norfolk County Council is promoting electric vehicle (EV) use as part of our Travel Norfolk initiative and Electric Vehicle Strategy.

EVs are an alternative to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. It's planned that ICE vehicles will no longer be on sale as new by 2030.

Current government plans call for the country to be Net Zero by 2050. The aim is to reduce carbon emissions, such as those from vehicle exhausts, to as close to zero as possible.

As a result, EV sales have seen a dramatic increase over recent years. According to the car buying website Heycar, owners registered 190,727 new EVs in 2021 alone. That's 11.6% of all new car sales that year. 

We're working with city, district and borough councils, plus parishes and businesses, to provide improved EV charging infrastructure. This is both on-street and in locations such as village halls and community centres.

Our aim is to ensure all EV users have access to suitable charging infrastructure. This will remove barriers for prospective EV owners and increase the number of EVs in use.