The electric vehicle market is expanding and the Government’s recently launched ‘Road to Zero’ strategy will stimulate further momentum in this area. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles currently has incentives available to promote and increase the uptake of electric vehicles.
Electric bikes make cycling convenient, easy and accessible. Many e-bike riders find that they get more exercise than when traditional cycling, as they ride more often and for longer distances. E-bikes offer low cost, energy efficient emission free transportation with the added benefits of improving wellbeing and physical health. See our Electric bikes page for more information or contact us at Choose How you Move, to find out about our E-bike loan scheme for local businesses.
Electric charging points
There are a growing number of off-street electric vehicle charging points across the country in public car parks, workplaces and car dealerships. Electric vehicle owners travelling in Leicestershire can now leave their car on charge whilst taking the bus into Leicester from any of our three park & ride sites, Birstall, Enderby, and Meynell’s Gorse.
The link below will take you to a map with the locations of public off- street charge-points in Leicestershire. Zap-map will tell you the provider of the charge-point, the type of charge, its availability and if there is an utilisation fee.
If you would like to charge a vehicle at home, or are an employer who would like to provide charging facilities for your staff, the Government offers grants for installing home charging points and grants for installing workplace charging points.
For more information about electric vehicles and charging points in the City and County follow the links below.
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