Electric Vehicle Charging


Electric vehicles (EV) and the climate emergency 

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:

Planning your journey with your electric vehicle in Cornwall

A detailed map of public and private charging points is available at Zap Map , or SWARCO e-connect for SWARCO Charge Points.

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

Support to buy and charge electric vehicles

The following links can provide further information on: 

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.

How Cornwall Council is supporting the transition to electric vehicles

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

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