OLEV funded EV rapid charge points

John West made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as part of a batch sent to 20 authorities

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Dear Liverpool City Region Combined Authority,

I am undertaking a small project to the use of the government funded (via OLEV) rapid charge points for the new eclectic vehicles coming onto our roads.

If your authority did not take advantage of any of any of these schemes? I thank you for your time and would just ask you to confirm so I can close your record.

If you authority did take advantage, I would like to ask you for the following.

Question one,

In total how many rapid charge points did you succeed in being awarded?

Who were the manufacturers and the number supplied by each?

a) ABB

b) Cir Control as supplied by APT-E Volt and British Gas

c) DBT as supplied by Charge Master, Elektromotive and others

d) Efacec as supplied by Siemens

…e) any other (please specify)

We understand an option of the funding authorities were able to “gift” or assign these charge points to 3rd parties.

Question two,

…Did your authority take advantage of this feature? If yes please advise to whom, the location, number of units and the manufacture of the rapid charge points.

Yours faithfully,

John West

Liverpool City Region FOI Mailbox, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Dear Mr West

RSN16359

Thank you for your email to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [email address]

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Henderson, Andrew,

Dear Mr West

RSN16359

Thank you for your recent request, which has been processed in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations.

Work related to OLEV funding was carried out on behalf of the City Region, who can confirm the following:

• No funding was received for rapid charge points, only for the standard 7kw points
• The units installed are supplied by E-Volt (APT Controls) and there was no option on the funding to assign the posts to third parties. A total of 28 units were installed through OLEV funding.
• We are currently going through a tender process to seek an operator for the network for a period of 3 + 2 years, whereby Merseytravel will retain ownership of the posts for the term and once this expires the ownership of the units will default to the chosen operator.

I trust that this information is of interest to you.

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Jill Coule
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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Email: [email address]

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Yours sincerely

Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [email address]

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