FOI request (FOI-83446984)
Air Quality / Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Requested Wed 01 August 2018
Responded Wed 31 October 2018
I am undertaking research to better understand what barriers (if any) that exist to the uptake of electric vehicles and charging points and whether these barriers are systematic and widespread or are localised dependant upon certain demographics. I am writing to you as you may have specific data I require, i.e. No. of electric vehicle charging points, No. of AQMA designations.
I would be grateful if you could:
A) Complete the attached Freedom of Information Request (10 'Local Authority Questions')
B) Return the completed questionnaire to my email on behalf of your local authority within 21 days.
The information that you provide will be compared with other Primary Authority respondents and analysed for certain trends. Personal data is not requested nor required in the study. Your response is likely to influence a better understanding of the barriers to the uptake of electric vehicles in our own district.
I understand that officers within Local Authorities are time restricted, therefore I have taken great care in reducing the questions to 10 with short answers requested, but I understand in certain circumstances that respondents may find it difficult to meet the deadline, if for any reason you cannot complete this Freedom of Information request, I would be grateful if you could please email me to let me know as soon as possible.
If you have any further questions relating to this request, please don't hesitate to contact me.
May I take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your time in this matter
Q1 - Hastings Borough Council
Q2 - 90.254
Q3 - Yes, 2 - 1 in Marina Car Park and 1 in Pelham Place Car Park
Q4 - No AQMA's in Hastings Borough Council area
Q5 - Yes - for the unit in Marina Car Park, Hastings Borough Council (HBC) received a grant from OLED funding.
Q6 - HBC do not have a policy but an manifesto point to increase the number of electric charge points by using any available funding.
Q7 - Yes, in the last year there were over 2000 charge sessions
Q8 - Not applicable, although I believe ours are used frequently as they are free.
Q9 & 10 - This is not a request for recorded information.
Freedom of Information