Cornwall Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019. To tackle it, Cornwall needs to be carbon neutral by 2030. Road traffic generates 875,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year. This is 93% of Cornish transport emissions. Transitioning to electric vehicles is part of the solution to reduce our emissions.
For more information on how we are making transport more sustainable follow the links below:
- How Cornwall Council is supporting the transition to electric vehicles
- The Cornwall Transport Plan
- Climate Emergency: What is Cornwall Council doing?
Charge Points can be booked using the Just Charge website. (Other providers for booking charge points are available)
For more information about how to use Cornwall Council's EV charge points in please visit our Electric Vehicle Charge Point webpage
The following links can provide further information on:
- General information about buying and charging an electric vehicle
- Government grants to buy an electric vehicle
- Grants for installing a charge point at your home
- Grants for installing a charge point at a workplace - Workplace charging scheme, EV infrastructure grant and funding for charge points.
We encourage Town and Parish Councils to commission work independently. It is possible to utilise central government grants in off-highway areas (e.g. Town and Parish car parks). The Energy Saving Trust can provide free support in making an application.
We are developing an Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy. This will identify:
- needs of residents, businesses and visitors for charge points
- areas where future charge points should be located
- where the public sector needs to support delivery of charge points