Cabinet considered a report by Acting Executive Director Place Services.
Cabinet approved the Electric Vehicle Strategy for the period of 2019 – 2030, attached as Appendix 2.
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19.1 Cabinet considered a report by Acting Executive Director Place Services.
19.2 Mrs Deborah Urquhart, Cabinet Member for Environment, introduced the report stating that to meet Government aspirations a network of charging infrastructure was required. She said there were both economic and environmental reasons to support this proposal. She thanked the Task and Finish Group for help in putting the Strategy together and recommended to Cabinet to support the proposal.
19.3 Mr Andrew Barratt-Miles, Chairman of Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee stated that he supported the proposal. He did highlight that he felt more information should be made available to the public about grants available for purchasing electric vehicles and having charging points installed.
19.4 Mr Michael Jones, Leader of the Labour Group, welcomed the proposed strategy and hoped it would boost take up within the County.
19.5 Cabinet Members spoke in support of the proposal and highlighted how it supported other work going on within the Council such as Solar Farms, Solar panels for schools and the County Council’s own reduced energy consumption. They also stated they would welcome more funding and research from central government into alternative energy such as hydrogen, to reduce the pressures on the national grid.
19.6 RESOLVED that Cabinet approve the Electric Vehicle Strategy for the period of 2019 – 2030, attached as Appendix 2.