Scaling On-Street Charging Infrastructure (SOSCI) will carry out feasibility work on meeting our vision for 8 million homes without off street parking to be within 5 minutes’ walk of an electric vehicle (EV) charge point. The 18-month project aims to install 200 community charge points across the North of England. This will deliver:
- increased take up of electric vehicles, allowing people to save money on fuel costs;
- reduced air pollution and CO2 emissions.
With the installation of two charge points in Lancaster and two in Cumbria (Broughton-in-Furness and Alston), project partner Charge my Street has demonstrated that community investment can provide charge points and stimulate demand for EVs in areas without off street parking. The challenge is to scale this up to other Local Authority (LA) areas with a larger consortium.
The SOSCI consortium consists of Durham County Council, South Lakeland District Council, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Action for Sustainability, Charge My Street, Cybermoor Services, Blackhall Mill Community Association, Grønn Kontakt, EO Charging, Miralis Data and Bay Camera & Communications.