Working alongside Connected Kerb, the Milton Keynes Council has revealed it has installed the 100th electric vehicle (EV) charging point on Westminster Drive on Bletchley.
This is part of a wider project to install a total of 250 EV charging points across Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Bletchley and Olney.
Around 40% of homes in Milton Keynes do not currently have access to off-street charging facilities, according to the Council. With the transition to EVs accelerating at pace, providing the necessary infrastructure to cater for the growing demand is vital to ensure its adoption rate is maintained.
It is stated by the Council that the charge points are able to charge a car from empty to 80% in eight hours and provide a top up charge of approximately 35 miles range per hour of charge.
“We’re working to make Milton Keynes one of the best places to own an electric vehicle and this project is a great step in the right direction,” said Councillor Robin Bradburn, deputy leader of the Milton Keynes Council.
“Local people without off-street parking who are thinking of making the switch to electric now have more flexibility thanks to these new charging points. More electric cars on our roads helps everyone, as it makes Milton Keynes greener, cleaner – and quieter.”
Connected Kerb recently was selected to develop a new project designed to boost public access to EV charging in New York City.
The project is part of the DOT Studio, a collaboration between the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Newlab, which is designed to use emerging technologies to advance planning, policy, operations and real-time management of transportation across New York City, in line with decarbonisation targets.
It will continue its rollout of charging station across the globe and support Milton Keynes in reaching its EV charging point goal.
“I am delighted that Milton Keynes Council, who are a recognised pioneer in the EV sector, selected Connected Kerb for this critical EV infrastructure project which aims to boost EV uptake in Milton Keynes by improving access to charge points for residents without off-street parking,” said Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb.
“Bringing affordable, reliable and sustainable mobility to everyone is essential if the city and the wider UK is to reach net zero.”