Electric vehicles (EVs) are cars, vans and other motor vehicles that have battery powered electric motors instead of a petrol or diesel engine. This removes the exhaust pipe emissions generated by petrol and diesel engines that lead to climate change and poor air quality in our communities.
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2035, and many car manufacturers now offer a selection of electric vehicles within their range. You can find out more about the government's plan for transitioning to zero emission cars and vans here.
Hybrid vehicles have both a petrol or diesel and an electric motor that reduces exhaust pipe emissions, but they will no longer be sold after 2035 as only cars with zero carbon emissions will be sold beyond that date.
You can find more information about the main types of EVs here. There is further information available on EVs at the Energy Saving Trust and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.
EV charging points
Lincolnshire County Council adopted the Fifth Local Transport Plan (LTPV) in spring 2022. LTPV identified the importance of alternative fuels for Lincolnshire, including the importance of electric vehicle infrastructure for individuals, businesses, and communities.
Our electric vehicle strategy was developed and was awarded Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) funding from the UK Government. The fund supports local authorities in England to work with the chargepoint industry, to improve the roll out and commercialisation of local charging infrastructure.
These public chargepoints will help residents who don’t have off-street parking and need to charge their EVs.
The LEVI Capital fund aims to:
- deliver a step-change in the deployment of local, primarily low power, on-street charging infrastructure across England
- accelerate the commercialisation of, and investment in, the local charging infrastructure sector