Under the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2019, the Government plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles aims for all vehicles to be low emission by 2050.
We need to start preparing for this transition and support the wider county so that its businesses and residents are not disadvantaged.
Last year, West Sussex County Council asked residents what would help them make the switch to electric vehicles.
The survey showed that lack of public charging points and the concern that the battery would run out of power before the destination were significant factors discouraging people from switching.
Taking these results into account, we have produced a draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy, which they are now going to consult on.
Open from Tuesday 27 August - Tuesday 1 October 2019, residents, businesses and commuters in West Sussex are being asked 16 questions to see if the strategy will help address the initial barriers and give individuals the confidence to switch to electric vehicles.
With the Government’s plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars in 20 years’ time, electric vehicle infrastructure will definitely have an impact on you as you learn to drive and begin to look at what the options are for your first car.
Long-term, the change to electric vehicles will also help improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions across the county.
Take part in our consultation below:Electric vehicle strategy consultation (external link)
All consultation responses will help shape the final strategy before a cabinet member decision is taken in December.
If you require the survey in an alternative format, please contact the Sustainability Team on 033 022 26455 or email email@example.com.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone you can contact the team on 18001 033 022 26455.