Is an electric vehicle right up your street?

3:58pm - 26 March 2021

Driving an electric vehicle in the future could be right up your street.

Owning an electric vehicle (EV) means you can cut your carbon emissions while still having the freedom to get around, but many residents are put off from buying one if there is nowhere to charge it near home.

To support the transition to low and zero-emission vehicles, more public charging points are being installed by councils across the West of England as part of the Revive network, through the Go Ultra Low West project, funded by the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles.

In North Somerset, there are currently 26 public charging bays, with an additional five ‘rapid’ and nine ‘fast’ charging points under development.

However, more are needed as EV use increases ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.


Developing a better infrastructure for electric vehicles across North Somerset is an important element of the council’s commitment to make the area greener and reduce carbon emissions.

Local people are now being invited to submit their own suggestions about possible charger locations, whether this in your own street or a nearby residential area.

These specific requests will help North Somerset Council map local demand, needs and aspirations, as well as strengthen future funding bids.

You have until next Wednesday (31 March) to submit your suggestion.

Portishead Marina Rapid Charging Hub, complete with an array of solar panels, will open later in the spring, with two rapid charging points serving four charging bays.