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Drivers to benefit from £20 million EV chargepoint boost - according to UK Government

The UK Government has announced that drivers will have access to more than 1,000 new electric vehicle chargepoints across the country.

More than 1,000 new electric vehicle chargepoints will be installed in a new pilot, as part of a wider £450 million scheme. Chargepoints will be built across 9 local authorities across England, including Durham, Nottinghamshire, and Suffolk.

Through the innovative Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme, local authorities and industry will work together to create new, commercial EV charging infrastructure for residents, from faster on-street chargepoints to larger petrol station-style charging hubs.

The rollout supports the government’s drive to encourage more motorists to go electric, which can save drivers money on fuel and running costs, and improve air quality as the country moves towards net zero.

The scheme will help residents without private driveways to have better access to EV chargers, as well as growing the charging network across the country, supporting the nation’s uptake of zero emission vehicles and enabling more people to drive and charge without fear of being caught short, no matter where they are.

Why choose Protest as your EV Charging partner?

Protest ES Ltd can manage and assist you with EICR periodic Inspection and the Testing of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points. As we start to see more and more electric vehicles on our UK roads, this means that there are now more EV charging points in use. This number will only increase substantially with time as many households and businesses try to improve on their carbon footprint by switching to the more energy efficient and environmentally friendly electric vehicles. Businesses more than ever are seeing a huge rise in the demand for EV charging points at their premises, therefore they are installing EV charging points at an incredible rate. These charging points need to be periodically electrically tested (EICR) and visually inspected to ensure that they comply with the latest government guidelines and that they are safe and fit for purpose.

We provide installation, testing and maintenace of all EV Charging Point types throughout the UK, if you'd like support with your EV Charging Points or station, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 -


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