Milton Keynes Council has secured the largest grant offered to date from the Office for Zero Emissions (OZEV).
The council worked with Connected Kerb and Ringway on the proposal, with 250 chargepoints now to be installed on residential roads in older areas of Milton Keynes where there are fewer off-street parking options but where electric vehicle ownership is on the rise.
Currently, around 40% of homes in Milton Keynes don’t have access to off-street charging facilities.
"Encouraging drivers to make the switch to electric is a vital part of our carbon neutral future," said cabinet member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Jenny Wilson-Marklew.
"It needs to be made as easy as possible and we look forward to working with all of our partners to begin this ground-breaking project.”
Milton Keynes is also home to a rapid EV charging hub, which was lauded as the largest in the UK when it opened in 2019. Featuring eight 50kW BP Pulse chargers, the hub was developed by Milton Keynes Council and Ringway as part of the Go Ultra Low City programme and funded as part of a £9 million investment package from a £40 million pot distributed to various local authorities by OZEV.
Meanwhile, Connected Kerb has also been working with the London Borough of Lambeth to demonstrate how affordable and accessible public EV charging infrastructure can be deployed to tackle EV inequality.