One-hundred electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed across Suffolk under a partnership between EO Charging, Suffolk County Council and energy provider Bulb.
The network, which will feature up to 400 individual sockets at the 100 key locations, will be an ‘open’ network, which means EV drivers can pay through contactless payment with no need to register or become members of networks.
Once completed, the charging network will be listed on www.pluginsuffolk.org or searchable via Zap Map and Google Maps.
Councillor Richard Rout, cabinet member for environment and public protection at Suffolk County Council, said: “We’re working to reduce the barriers that drivers face when thinking about switching to EVs here in Suffolk.
“Installing charging infrastructure that not only covers a large rural area but is also available to all electric vehicle drivers is most certainly a challenge.
“We’re confident, however, that the ‘Plug In Suffolk’ network will be a solution for many plug-in drivers.
“The network is another commitment towards Creating the Greenest County for Suffolk and will drive traffic to Suffolk’s businesses and provide them with the opportunity to financially capitalise on the increasing demand for EV charging in the region.”