Up-to-date information on owning and driving an electric vehicle (EV) and an up to date map of charger locations can be found on the Zap Map website.
Our approach to public electric vehicle chargers, including on-street charging
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.
To ensure that West Sussex residents are prepared for this transition, the County Council have been thinking about what our long term ambition is for the county and what our role is in achieving this ambition.
Following a survey at the end of 2018 to seek feedback on what would help people to make the switch to electric vehicles, an internal elected members’ Task and Finish Group was formed and has produced a draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy.
A consultation has recently taken place to gather views on this draft strategy. The responses will be considered by the Task and Finish Group and the final strategy will be presented to the Cabinet Member of Environment for adoption in December 2019.
In the spring of 2018 we replaced four of our petrol pool vehicles with four electric cars. In mid 2019 two of the vans used by our couriers were replaced with electric equivalents.
We have installed two fast chargers and one rapid charger at County Hall, Chichester to support these vehicles.
We will be assessing the performance of these vehicles to understand the business model to replace further vehicles in future.