Despite pressures from the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the community share offer from Charge My Street has succeeded in raising £130,000 to install 100 electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints across Cumbria and Lancashire.

Charge My Street and CAfS would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who put forward their own investment and to those who helped get the word out about the share offer. Investors included those who have been driving EVs for years and some who have not yet made the switch but could see the benefit of preparing our region for wide scale uptake. The money will be used to get communities in the North West ready for the EV revolution and a more sustainable tomorrow.

With the target now met, the focus of Charge My Street will turn to the identification of the very best sites throughout the two counties at which to locate brand new chargepoints.

On the 30th of June, CAfS and Charge My Street will host a free webinar intended to provide the public with any information they need to decide whether they would like to apply to be a chargepoint host. We’ll be discussing the difficulties of charging your EV if you live in the North of England as well as the benefits and opportunities of EV driving more generally.

The online talk will also feature speakers from Carlisle City Council and Renault UK discussing why they are supporting Charge My Street and further EV uptake. At the very least, it’s an opportunity to see some new smiling faces and we could all do with that at the moment!

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 30 June from 4pm to 5.45pm and will include talks from six speakers as well as a Q&A section with the attendees.
If you would like to register for the webinar, you can do so here.

Potential chargepoint hosts include any site with space for at least two EVs with strong mobile data signal or open broadband. The site must also be accessible to the public overnight, through the day or both.

For more information on becoming a chargepoint host, visit Charge My Street’s website.