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Electric vehicle charging points

We’re keen to encourage greater use of electric vehicles and the introduction of the infrastructure to support this. We hope this will give residents and businesses the confidence to invest in electric vehicles when they replace their cars.

  • We are in discussion with Cambridgeshire County Council about introducing charging points in residential on-street parking spaces.
  • Charging points are available in Grafton East car park and Queen Anne Terrace car park. We’ll look to introduce them in our other car parks when they are refurbished.
  • Charging points are also available at the park and ride sites around Cambridge.
  • We encourage the installation of charging points in new developments where there is parking provision, to reduce impact on air quality.

Zap-Map provides an interactive map of charge points across the UK, including information about the status of each one.

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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has been set up to encourage the uptake of low emission vehicles. OLEV provides grants to businesses and home owners to assist them with the installation of electric charge points in their property. It also provides grants to assist with the purchase of low emission vehicles.

Go Ultra Low is a joint government and car industry campaign to provide information about ultra-low emission vehicles, as well as what vehicles are available.

The Energy Saving Trust can tell you more about electric vehicles and charging them.

Charging points for taxis

Our taxi-licensing policy states that all vehicles licensed by us will be zero or ultra-low emission by 2028. Incentives are available to support this. Our taxi-licensing handbook includes more information, including about types of electric vehicle in appendix R.

We have been awarded OLEV funding for the installation of rapid and fast charging points for taxis.

Six charge points have now been installed for use by licensed electric vehicles. They are at Adam and Eve Street car park, in the car park at Arbury Court, and on Newmarket Road. The power for these charge points is supplied by Good Energy, which only uses renewable energy sources.

A further 16 charge points will be installed at locations across Cambridge for use by taxis by 2021.

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