Brighton & Hove Council have announced they've been awarded a £300,000 government grant from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles, for the installation of on-street chargers right across the city.
Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, Councillor Gill Mitchell, said: "We are delighted to have been successful in our bid for this funding", adding "this funding will enable us to provide additional electric vehicle charging points in residential areas."
This fantastic news is sure to help supercharge the city's uptake of electric vehicles and we're really excited to see new charge points appearing for the city's residents.Read the Council's announcement
There are loads of places to charge all over the city. Find out everything you need to know about what facilities are available, who provides them and where exactly they all are, with our detailed charging section.Find out more
Electric and plug-in vehicles can slash fuel bills by over two-thirds. Along with the chance to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, ownership of plug-in vehicles in Brighton & Hove is rising sharply.
With up to £4,500 off the price of a new car, £500 towards a home charger, no vehicle tax to pay and free charging at facilities right across the country - now is a great time to make the switch to driving an electric vehicle.See the local dealers
It's just so much better an experience. The power is on tap immediately, it's silent, and the time taken between starting the car and moving off is wildly quicker than with a car with a traditional engine. You might not think it's slow, but these days when I get in a 'normal' car and want to move off... ugh, I feel like I should have brought a crossword or something!
Over the coming years the car industry is going to change dramatically and it's going to be fascinating to see the impact these developments will have on the environment, on city centres, on car ownership, safety and more. The EV community reminds me of the online gaming community from 20 years ago and it's really exciting to be involved in the beginning of the EV revolution, albeit in a small way!
Petrol is a heavily taxed commodity in the UK; when I drove a petrol car I was spending £60 per week on fuel, a whopping £240 per month. Or another way I looked at it: I was spending £1,700 a year in extra tax! I put this crazy waste of fuel money towards owning an electric car.