Brighton and Hove Conservatives welcome the Conservative Government’s funding to increase on-street electric vehicle charging points throughout the City. The Government is investing £300k to create 200 additional charging points and the Council will seek an outsource partner to fund £100k and run the pay-as-you-use scheme. The grant funding covers 75% of the capital costs of procuring and installing the charge points.
Conservative Administration First to Install Electric Charging Points
Conservative Environment, Transport and Sustainability spokesperson, Cllr. Lee Wares said “It was the Conservative Administration that first installed electric charging points in the City and in the last 7 years only 19 charging points in total have been installed. It is therefore very welcome news that the Conservative Government, who are leading the way in promoting electric vehicles, are investing in electrifying our City so that we can have over 200 charging points”.
Revenue Should First Come to the Council
Cllr. Wares added “It is good that the Council remain open minded to outsourcing with an organisation that has the capital to invest and the infrastructure to run the service. However, after the debacle of CoinCo, given that the City pays the electricity bills, all revenue should first come to the Council and then the surplus passed onto our chosen partner once the bills have been paid”.