£142k funding secures 23 NEW EV charging points to drive change at city council car parks.

Electric Car being charged

City of Lincoln Council is set to install 23 new electric vehicle charging points (46 sockets) thanks to a grant of £142 000.

The grant was awarded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) as part of their Onstreet Residential Chargepoint Scheme. 

The work, follows previous funding of £50,000 that was secured by City of Lincoln Council in 2021 for 8 charging point located in Chaplin Street and Orchard Street Car Parks.  

The additional charging points will be available across 7 different sites across Lincoln with 10 being added to Lucy Tower Multi Storey Car Park and 12 at The Lawn Car Park:
•    The Lawn Car Park, LN1 3BU – 12 chargepoint sockets /EV parking bays
•    Langworthgate, LN2 4AW- 6 chargepoint sockets/EV parking bays
•    Rosemary Lane Car Park, LN2 5AT – 6 chargepoint sockets/EV parking bays
•    Motherby Lane Car Park, LN1 1EX – 4 chargepoint sockets/EV parking bays
•    Shuttleworth House, LN2 5DX – 6 chargepoint sockets/EV parking bays
•    Lucy Tower Multi Storey Car Park – 20 chargepoint sockets/EV parking bays

Across the city, there are currently over 80 publicly accessible charging points with City of Lincoln car parks home to 35 of these. Full details around the location of these electric vehicle charging points can be found on Zap Map (www.zap-map.com). 

Improving electric vehicle infrastructure is one of the projects identified in the Lincoln 2030 Climate Action Plan, further details about Lincoln’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030 can be found by visiting: Zero Carbon Lincoln – City of Lincoln Council.

Although air quality within the city already meets the current national air quality objectives, the installation of additional charging infrastructure will enable more drivers to move away from petrol and diesel vehicles, which contribute towards nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate pollution levels.  Any reductions in these pollutants will have health benefits, even in areas already achieving the air quality objectives.

Cllr Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change at City of Lincoln Council said “This is excellent news. Lincoln has a goal of Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030, and this is a great stepping-stone to achieve this.  The addition of extra electrical vehicle charging points will enable people across the city to switch to a more sustainable form of transport and thus reduce the amount of carbon we produce as a city as well as help to improve our air quality. Hopefully more people will continue to be encouraged to buy an electric vehicle as the city becomes even more accessible for users.”

Published on March 2nd 2023