We are supporting the government's drive to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles by 2040.
The government offer grants for people buying electric vehicles.
Public charging points are in key destinations such as shopping areas, car parks and service stations.
Placing new chargers
We get lots of requests to place new electric vehicle chargers.
We prefer to group chargers together in car parks and off-street areas. We will also work to make sure less populated areas have enough chargers to cover demand.
Online applications will be available in early 2020 for parish, town or district councils to install community electric vehicle chargers on the highway. Local community groups can also apply through their parish councils.
You cannot place your own charger on public roads, or run charging cables across paths, as this is dangerous for pedestrians.
The UK Government offer grants for developers of charging infrastructure.
The Office of Low Emission Vehicles has awarded us £180,000 to install 14 rapid chargers in 6 districts for taxis and private hire vehicles to use.
We will start to install these rapid chargers in early 2020.
Buses already contribute to our environmental goals by removing cars from the road, but we believe more can be done. We are working with bus operators to lead the shift away from fossil fuels, and toward cleaner vehicles.
We have helped to organise several electric bus trials including:
- an 'opportunity charged' electric bus in Greenhithe, Bluewater and Dartford
- an overnight-charged electric bus trial servicing Canterbury Park and Ride and some Maidstone routes
- an award winning electric minibus pilot in our Kent Karrier service.
The government offer grants for people buying electric vehicles, and for developers of charging infrastructure.