City council installs 8 new EV charging points as it continues to address the challenge of climate change

Lorraine Burrows and Cllr Bob Bushell at the City Hall EV Charging Points

City of Lincoln Council has installed eight new EV charging points at two locations in the city as part of its commitment to addressing the challenge of climate change.

A total of four new charging points have been installed at the council’s Orchard street car park, with an additional four installed at Chaplin Street. 

This brings the total number of EV charging points in the city to 57, with 18 of which managed by the city council. 

The 18 managed by the city council can be found: 

  • Orchard Street Car Park – 4 charging points, with 8 charging bays, 4 of which are mixed use
  • Chaplin Street - 4 charging points
  • Broadgate multi-storey car park – 1 charging point
  • Birchwood Leisure Centre – 1 charging point
  • Lucy Tower multi-storey car park – 1 dual charging point
  • The Lawn car park – 1 dual charging point
  • Lincoln Central car park – 6 dual charging points

Some 75% of the funding for the charge points comes from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles On street Electric Charge Point grant. 

The remaining 25% is funded by BP Pulse.

The charge points at city council pay and display car parks are also available to local residents for overnight use, in which residents with a parking permit can park for free from Monday to Saturday, from 5pm to 9:30am, and all-day Sunday, except Bank Holidays.

Cllr Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change said: “These new EV charging points are a welcome addition to the city, and highlight our commitment to promoting sustainable travel. 

“We continue to lead by example, supporting, enabling and empowering the local community to implements way to reduce their own impact on the environment.”

Published on September 20th 2021