Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

“Please state the name of the Authority? Devon County Council

Please state approx Population in your district?
The population of the area administered by Devon County Council is 787,000 available online at https://new.devon.gov.uk/factsandfigures/data-table/?postId=mid-year-population-estimates&geography=464

Do you currently have any public on street/ car park electric charging points in your district? YES or NO, If so how many?
Yes. These are operated by private companies. A total could be obtained by counting the charge points on the Zap Map website at https://www.zap-map.com/

Do you have any Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) designated? YES or NO, if yes please state how many?
Yes, there are 12 AQMAs in Devon. Details can be found at https://www.naturaldevon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Air-Quality.pdf

Have you received any funding or grants to install Electric Vehicle Charging Points? YES or NO
Yes.

Does your Authority have a current policy for electric vehicle charging points and associated infrastructure? YES or NO
No, the authority is considering how to respond to increasing demand.

If electrical charging points are installed in your District, are these used on a regular basis?
This question would need to be directed to the charging point operators. These can be viewed here – https://www.zap-map.com/. Information is, therefore, not held.

If charging points are installed and are not used on a regular basis, what are the reasons you believe contribute to this lack of use/ requirement?
This question would need to be directed to the charging point operators. These can be viewed here – https://www.zap-map.com/. Information is, therefore, not held.

Do you believe that more incentives should be introduced from central government to attract more consumers to buy electric vehicles? YES or NO
There is no formal Devon County Council position on central government initiatives for consumers to buy electric vehicles.

What incentives do you believe will attract more consumers to buy electric vehicles? Please Comment.”
There is no formal Devon County Council position on what market mechanisms are necessary to encourage consumers to buy electric vehicles.