£56 million investment announced to support chargepoint infrastructure

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February 22, 2023

UK drivers set to benefit from increased funding for the EV charging network

£56 million investment announced to support chargepoint infrastructure

The Department for Transport has announced an additional £56million investment in the UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  The move will considerably boost current electric vehicle drivers and those considering the switch through schemes such as Salary Sacrifice for electric vehicles.

UK government transport minister Jesse Norman announced the investment this week (21stFebruary), stating that a further 2,400 chargepoints are earmarked for installation in the short term, with a commitment to working with local councils on roll-out plans for thousands more in the long term.

In total, 19 areas across England will directly benefit from investment to support their infrastructure, including:

  • £200,000 to Buckinghamshire
  • £1.9 million to Cumbria
  • £1 million to Hackney
  • £2.3 million to Harborough
  • £1.8 million to Hounslow
  • £600,000 to Lancashire
  • £1.6 million to Norfolk
  • £1.6 million to Oxfordshire
  • £1.6 million to Rotherham
  • £800,000 to Sunderland
  • £2.5 million to Waltham Forest
  • £1 million to Warwickshire
  • £8.5 million to West Midlands
  • £2.9 million to West Sussex
  • £3 million to West Yorkshire
  • £1.9 million to York
  • £7.4 million to Durham
  • £4.4 million to Barnet
  • £3.6 million to North Yorkshire

Making the announcement Technology and Decarbonisation Transport Minister, Jesse Norman said:

The government is giving local authorities across England additional help today to energise their chargepoint roll-out plans.
Today’s commitment will lead to thousands of new chargers being installed, and plans for tens of thousands extra in due course, so that more people than ever can make the transition to using EVs.

Michael Hook, Gofor's Salary Sacrifice product expert added:

With Salary Sacrifice schemes for electric vehicle growing in popularity with employers and employees alike, this is a welcome investment. It re-affirms the UK government's commitment to investing in the charging infrastructure and should help alleviate one of the major barriers businesses face when committing to electric vehicles.

Find out more about Gofor's Salary Sacrifice Scheme here.

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