Electric vehicle survey


The government are committed to ending the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 and are encouraging car owners to switch to electric vehicles (EV). They are providing local authorities with funding to install EV infrastructure via the On-Street Residential ChargePoint Scheme and on 25th March 2022 announced Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot funding. This funding is for a charging infrastructure project that ‘supports the transition to EV use in a local area, with a particular focus on provision for those without off-street parking.’

Currently there are no plans for on-street chargers in the Grid and the CAA committee are aware that many residents do not have properties which are suitable for EV home charging. It is not permitted to run wires across the pavement, so many residents would depend on the availability of on-street chargers if they wished to own an EV in the foreseeable future. We organised an email survey of our members in January 2022 to help assess the potential demand for on-street chargers in the Grid. We asked the following questions:

  1. Do you own an electric car or intend to get one by 2030?
  2. Is your home suitable for installation of an electric charger?
  3. Would the provision of on-street chargers influence your decision to buy an electric vehicle?

The results and comments from residents can be found here: EVchargingComments2022