The purpose of this report by the Director for Transport, Environment and Business Support is to seek approval for the trial of electric vehicle chargepoints in selected PCC owned off-street car parks.
RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation approves the trial for a two year period, with a progress report to be brought back after a year.
The Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation approved the trial for a two year period, with a progress report to be brought back after a year.
Alan Cufley, the Director of Transport, Environment & Business Support, presented this report and was pleased to expand the network of charge-points in PCC carparks, working with the local provider CityEV.
Councillor Bosher welcomed the proposal and the suggested report back on its operation after a year, which would allow time for the infrastructure to be put in place. He had been asked to raise a query on how it would be implemented at the Clarence Esplanade car park charge-point to ensure vehicles were not left over time whilst their owners were using the hovercraft. Mr Cufley responded that control of usage would need to be further investigated and was all part of the trial.
Councillor Stagg, as spokesperson, was also pleased to see this being brought forward, and hoped there would be one by the Kings Theatre.
Alan Cufley reported that future use of individual charging points via the use of street lighting was also being considered as part of the lighting strategy.
Councillor Bosher was pleased to support this initiative and looked forward to receiving the follow up report.
DECISION: The Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation approved the trial for a two year period, with a progress report to be brought back after a year.