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SSE Enterprise awarded £3.4 million funding for EV charging scheme

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SSE Enterprise has secured a £3.4 million government grant for a scheme to provide EV charging for drivers without off-street parking.

The £5.2 million EV scheme will see SSE Enterprise install charging hubs at 35 local authority owned car parks across Oxfordshire to allow residents without off-road parking, as well as businesses, to charge.

The scheme is being run by a consortium, including the Zeta Group, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford University and [ui!]uk.

SSE also recently committed to fully electrifying its own fleet of vehicles by 2030 as part of the EV100 initiative.

Kevin Welstead, director of SSE Enterprise’s EV team, said encouraging drivers to transition to EVs is “key” to supporting the government’s net zero ambitions.

“Lack of off-street charging is a real barrier to EV take up in many local areas and our innovative approach will enable residents to opt for an EV, even though they do not have a home charging point,” he continued.

The grant comes as part of the £37 million fund announced by the Department for Transport last week. Trials run by Char.gy and Urban Electric were also among recipients of the funding.

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