Issue details

Electric Vehicle Strategy

Under the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, the government has announced plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles aims for all vehicles to be low-emission by 2050. 


The County Council needs to start preparing for this transition so that residents and businesses are able to take advantage of the opportunities on offer.


This strategy will set out the County Council’s vision for electric vehicles across the county and the interventions to deliver this vision.


The strategy has been developed with guidance from a cross-party Members’ Executive Task and Finish Group.


The Cabinet Member for Environment will be asked to approve the Electric Vehicle Strategy.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/07/2019

Decision due: December 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Deborah Urquhart

Contact: Ruth O'Brien Email: ruth.o' Tel: 033 022 26455.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member Environment, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Public Pre-Engagement Consultation (residents’ survey) December 2018 - January 2019

Public consultation on strategy - September 2019

Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee, 7 November 2019

Internal consultation with County Council Officers


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place A Prosperous Place


Agenda items

Background papers

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