Enabling the shift to EVs is a collaborative effort: National Government, local authorities (LAs), Distribution Networks (DNOs), Charge Point Operators (CPOs), fleets, regional transport boards and other stakeholders must all work together to create a charging network that works for all.
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LAs face a challenge engaging with all road users and mapping their diverse priorities. To facilitate collaboration, the fleet sector is ready to give a clear steer to LAs about what the sector would like to see from any local EV infrastructure (EVI) strategy and how to unlock the mutual benefits of fleet friendly charging infrastructure.
The Fleet Friendly Charging Infrastructure Pledge is a high level Pledge for LAs to commit to considering the needs of fleets as part of the development of their local EVI strategy.
Accompanying the Pledge is a set of practical points that give a steer as to how LAs might collaborate with the sector to create ‘fleet friendly’ charging infrastructure.
Any LA that signs the Pledge will be publicly demonstrating their commitment to support road transport decarbonisation. The BVRLA will demonstrate this commitment throught displaying logos on the Pledge webpage, changing ratings in the BVRLA Fleet Friendly Charging Index to green and featuring the LAs in the comms activity around the Pledge
- Have a single point of contact that the fleet industry can engage with.
- Take advantage of support and funding made available through the OZEV Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) scheme, and engage with the LEVI support body (EST, Cenex & PA Consulting), sector trade bodies, Chargepoint Operators (CPOs) and other LAs.
- Share and learn from best practice of how your LA and others are best meeting the needs of all users, including fleets.
- Use tenders effectively to meet the needs of all users groups, considering accessibility, software, hardware, collaboration.
- Explore innovative solutions and use ‘joined-up’ thinking to overcome challenges.
- Set an example. LAs can lead the way by adapting their wider business travel plans as part of a decarbonisation strategy.
- Install signage that clearly shows where chargepoints are located, whether it is fast or slow, suitable for a van and how long people can stay.
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