FOI request (FOIR-454989783)
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points
Requested Wed 28 September 2022
Responded Fri 07 October 2022
1. Email Address that the FOI was sent to
2. The name of your local authority in full
3. How many public EVCPs are there within your local authority area? *
* An EVCP refers to a device, not a location or connector. For example, in one single location, there may be two charging points. Each charging point may have 4 connectors/sockets. We are only looking for the '2' figure.
4. What is the most common speed of EVCPs within the local authority area?
Select N/A if there are no EVCPs within your local authority Select 'unknown' if you are not sure.
- Slow (3kw-6kw)
- Fast (7kw Single Phase)
- Faster (up to 22kw Three phase)
- Rapid (43kW AC/50kW DC)
- Ultra-Rapid (100+ kW DC)
- N/A Unknown
5. How many 22kW or above EVCPs is your local authority planning to install in the next 12 months? Please use a whole number.
6. How many public EVCPs currently operate within your local authority?
7. Do public EVCPs need planning permission from your local authority?
- Dependent on location/infrastructure/case
8. Does the local authority currently operate any public EVCPs? *Mark only one oval
9. Has the local authority a published Electric Vehicle, or Electric Vehicle Charging Point strategy in place?
10. How does your local authority plan to pay for installing future EVCPs? *
- Local Authority owned and operated
- Public/private partnership
- Wholly third-party owned and operated
- Decision not yet confirmed
11. What does the authority classify as the greatest barrier to the deployment of public EVCPs?
12. Does your local authority/council/borough record data internally on public EVCPs? For example, using Zap-Map would be 'No'.
13. If yes to the above, please tick all the aspects of data recorded internally by your local authority:
- Number of EVCPs
- Location of EVCPs
- Speed of EVCPs
- Whether the EVCP installation was notified to the DNO
- Ongoing maintenance/condition of the EVCP D
- Date of installation
- Installation provider
- How the EVCPs were funded
- Other forms of data (please provide information)
14. Within your local authority, what percentage (%) of public EVCPs are lamppost/curb-side chargers?
15. Last year, we asked how many 22kw public EVCPs were planned for installation within your area between September 2021 and September 2022. Did you achieve this target?
- Not Applicable - Did not have a target
16. If no, what percentage of your target did you achieve?
17. Have you received any of the following government funding for the installation of EVCPs?
- On Street Residential ChargePoint Scheme (OSRC)
- Local EV Infrastructure Pilot Scheme (LEVI)
- Ultra-Low Emission Taxi Infrastructure scheme (ULEV) now withdrawn
- Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)
18. Does your EV strategy include information about safety? This could be either consumer safety or infrastructure safety
- N/A - No strategy in place
19. If yes to the above, what does your strategy state as the greatest safety issue surrounding EVCPs?
- Overloading the grid/grid capacity to handle increased demand
- Unsafe installation of EVCP
- Unsafe location of EVCP
- Lack of (working) EVCPs within reasonable distances of another Maintenance of EVCPs
- Tripping, or other physical charging cable hazard
- Other - please provide information
20. Please use this section as an opportunity to expand on your answers, elaborate on your strategy/policy, or provide any other information/comments. This might include your wider opportunities and challenges, EV charging installation targets, renewable energy mixes, speeds, and so on.
2. Hastings Borough Council
3. 21 operated by local authority (Hastings Borough Council) but there are others available.
4. 22kw (Faster)
5. Information not held.
7. Dependant on location/infrastructure/case.
9. Not specifically, but we have a Climate Change Strategy.
10. Decision not yet confirmed.
11. Cost of infrastructure.
12. Information not held. However, we do have access through the back office system and report some aspects through performance monitoring.
13. Yes to all.
14. Nil, most lamp posts will be owned and maintained by East Sussex County Council (see https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk).
15. Not applicable.
16. Not applicable.
17. Information not held.
18. Not applicable.
19. Not applicable.
20. Nothing to add.
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