Electric Brighton Newsletter - Spring 2022
April 1st 2022
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.
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Here's our quarterly round-up of local news and goings-on in the world of Electric Vehicles in Brighton & Hove.
Next round of bay marking announced
Traffic regulation orders have been published for the next round of bay-marking. If successful, these orders will see dedicated EV-only bays adding to existing lamp post chargers, helping to prevent blocking and improving access.
The proposed locations are:
- Zone A: Hampstead Road and Reigate Road.
- Zone C: St James Avenue and Upper Rock Gardens.
- Zone F: Gordon Road, Loder Road, Lowther Road and Sandgate Road.
- Zone H: Chesham Street.
- Zone J: Cleveland Road and Edburton Avenue.
- Zone L Erroll Road and Worcester Villas.
- Zone M: Holland Road.
- Zone N: Hove Villas, Salisbury Road and Second Avenue.
- Zone O: Addison Road, Glendale Road, Holland Road and Lyndhurst Road.
- Zone P: Woodruff Avenue.
- Zone Q: Dyke Road Drive.
- Zone R: Byron Street, Cowper Street, Montgomery Street, Sackville Gardens, Tamworth Road and Walsingham Road.
- Zone S: St Helens Road.
- Zone V: Carlyle Street, Hampden Road and Southover Street.
- Zone Y: Powis Road and Victoria Road.
- Zone Z: Norfolk Terrace, Regency Square, Russell Square and Sillwood Road.
See one near you on there? If you would like to show your support for any of these proposed bays, public comments are invited until April 8th, and you can comment online reference TRO-9a-2022.
If you have trouble accessing a lamp post charger near you, be sure to let the Council's EV team know so that they can track demand, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results of our 2021 EV Owners survey available online
A big thank-you to everyone who took part in our EV Owners Survey at the end of last year - we had our largest survey response to date with over 100 people taking part.
Earlier this year we published the results of the survey. The results highlighted common problems users are experiencing, although they did show some improvement from the previous year. Many local users remain frustrated with access and the reliability of the charge points. Brighton & Hove City Council responded to address some of the issues raised - it's good to see that work continues to improve the local network over time.
Here's a few key points from our report below. Read our full report for more detail.
Local EV ownership update
The latest Government data for Q3 2021 shows a continued increase for plug-in and battery electric vehicles, with the total registered vehicles now standing at 1252. Of those, 792 are battery-electric, which continue to rise slightly faster than those of plug-in hybrids.
You can see these numbers on our page about EV ownership figures for Brighton & Hove.
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Thank you for your support,
Tom, Electric Brighton