Electric Brighton Newsletter - Spring 2019

February 20th 2019

The following is our newsletter which is emailed out to our mailing list every few months with local EV news. If you'd like to subscribe, head over to our Hug the Plug campaign and fill out the form.


Welcome to our Electric Brighton newsletter.

If you're new, thank you for joining our Hug the Plug campaign! We recently reached 131 members, all plotted on our map of EV demand in the city.

Local news

Details on proposed lamp post charger locations

Brighton Lamp Post Charger Locations

Brighton & Hove Council have been hard at work planning their deployment of 200 lamp post chargers across the city. They've shared the proposed locations of these charging locations with Electric Brighton and we've compiled this information into an interactive map.

Lamp post chargers are intended to provide those without off-street parking a place to charge their car. They are due to be deployed across the city by October 2019. Do you need more EV chargers near you, is there one near where you live?

Check out the map of proposed charger locations.

Local plug-in ownership continues to rise

Brighton 2018 Q3 Increase

Once again there have been consecutive increases in the ownership of plug-in vehicles in the city.

Latest government data shows the current total of electric and plug-in vehicles registered in the city is now 434 in 2018 Q3 - a massive 25% increase from Q2. Summer 2018 was a busy one!

Brighton's Taxis to receive new rapid charging hubs

Withdean Leisure Centre Bay

A recent bid from Brighton & Hove Council to the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles has been successful, meaning the city will receive £468,000 towards introducing electric taxi hubs with rapid charging facilities.

Rapid charging hubs will be essential for helping Brighton's taxi fleet transition away from fossil fuels, reducing their impact on local air quality and noise

Read more about this news on the Council website.

Sussex EVs meetup

Sussex EVs

Big thanks to the nice people at Sussex EVs for arranging their January meetup at Brighton's Withdean Leisure Centre. It was a great turn out on a chilly but sunny day, with many owners bringing electric vehicles both old and new. We even got to see the brand new Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Kona and the BMW i3S.

To stay up to date and find out about future EV meetups, you can join their community group on Facebook.

Electric Brighton news

What have we been up to?

At the end of last year we ran our first local EV owners survey. With a small group of local owners, we gathered feedback on all the different types of charger the city has, and took suggestions for what could be improved and how Brighton can aim to get more people driving electric vehicles. We shared all our survey data with the Council, and you too can see what people thought in our report, published online.

To keep up to date with EV news and updates, you can follow us on twitter and facebook. If you have any news, suggestions or feedback then feel free to drop us a line on twitter, facebook or email us hello@electricbrighton.com.

Thank you for your support,

Tom, Electric Brighton 🚙 ⚡️