Electric Vehicle Charging
M. Emmerson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
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Dear South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,
In relation to Electric Vehicles and working to implement a sustainable future for all residents within your local authority. The North East is listed as having the lowest charging infrastructure for any geographical area in England with only 3.5% of a total 23,426 devices (https://www.zap-map.com/statistics/#points, 2021) by comparison, Greater London has 31% of all infrastructure.
1a) Is there any current or proposed plans in relation to implementation of new (additional) or replacement 'rapid' chargers that are considered '50-kWh' or above charging capability utilising existing Office of Zero Emissions (OZEV) funding?
1b) How many complaints or faults have been received in relation to the current EV charging infrastructure in 2020-2021 and if possible, can this be broken down by the amount per each rapid charger?
1c) Has the council received any request for 'accessible' chargers meeting different accessibility needs and/or larger bays for chargers to ensure accessibility standards such as those outlined in the Equality Act 2010 are met for individuals with mobility issues.
1d) Has the council received any request for On-Street Residential Charging, if so, how many of these have resulted in the installation of a charging point where residents have requested?
2a) Is the local authority aware of the EVA England and/or the Department for Transport OZEV consumer experience survey’s? (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultati...)
2b) If you are aware of these, is there any intention to implement changes in line with reliability, accessibility standards?
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Dear M. Emmerson,
Your EIR Request was received by South Tyneside Council on the 29th April 2021.
I write to confirm that a decision about your request will be made within 20 working days from the date we received your request. Should there be any delays or discrepancies with your request then this will be communicated to you in due course.
If you have any further queries regarding this matter then please do not hesitate to contact the FOI team on [South Tyneside Council request email] or 0191 424 6539 and quote the reference number EIR 21.0406.
South Tyneside Council
Please find attached the Council’s response to your Environmental Information Request.
South Tyneside Council
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