LAs have a leadership role in climate action and have made commitments to support the Government in attaining goals to address climate change. Increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on our roads is one of the Government’s key interventions in the move to reduce fossil fuel energy consumption and GHG emissions. In this regard, LAs can demonstrate exemplary behaviour by investing in and developing sustainable transport. Electrifying the LA fleet where technology, cost differential and resources allow, and assisting with the provision of EV charging infrastructure are two important areas where LAs can make a significant contribution to the national decarbonisation effort.
The CCMA, through the Climate Action, Transport and Networks (CATN) committee and the EV Charging Working Group has prepared the LA Electrification of Fleet and EV Charging Guidance Document
to provide information and recommendations on both the electrification of the local authority fleet and the provision of public EV charging infrastructure.
Please click here to access the document.
The principal scope of this guidance document is to assist LAs on emissions reduction by decarbonisation of LA fleet vehicles through electrification, as well as the provision of EV charging infrastructure to promote EV use and ownership as part of a LA’s overall EV and EVCP Strategy. The focus of the guidance is to outline key areas that local authorities should consider. The aim is for a user friendly and concise document of information, supported by appendices with more detail, specifics and useful links.