FOI request (FOI-80399910)
Requested Tue 03 July 2018
Responded Fri 10 August 2018
Under the Freedom of Information act, please provide me with the following details:
- Does the local authority have a procurement plan for Electric or other low emission vehicles with a view to replace its current fleet of vehicles with low emission alternatives?
- Does the local authority have a plan in place to build increase Electric Vehicle charging points in the local authority area?
The time range I am interested in is for each of the three years 2015, 2016, 2017.
If my request is denied in whole, or in part, I request that you justify the reasons why, citing specific exemptions of the act. If there is an issue of cost or staff time (unlikely given the narrow scope of the request) then please work back chronologically from today providing yearly information as far as you possibly can.
ResponseQ1 - No, however a report was taken to Cabinet on the 17 July 2017 regarding Electric Vehicle charging facilities in Hastings because of a petition on the subject being submitted to the council. Conclusion of the Report 15. It is recommended that Cabinet acknowledge the petition but recognise that there is currently limited grant funding available to expand the public EV charging network. 16. The petitioner is advised about the limited grant funding available to expand the public EV charging network, but that the Council will actively seek external funding to support an expansion as appropriate funding becomes available. In addition, that as part of the Councils income generation work full consideration will be given to the possibility of expanding the public EV network.Q2 - Currently there are no firm plans or budget commitments to increase our current net work of electric charge points.
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