Electric vehicles in Central Bedfordshire

Electric vehicles in our area


The decarbonisation of transport is a key component of the government’s Net Zero Strategy and its commitment to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. This requires changes in the way we move around and the infrastructure we use when travelling.

Improving active travel and transitioning to electric vehicles will help to achieve this. These changes will make our towns and villages cleaner, more attractive places to live and work. We're keen to encourage the use of electric vehicles as a more environmentally friendly alternative to petrol and diesel.

Read more information on the types of electric and ultra-low emission vehicles.

Our strategy

We are committed to tackling the climate challenge and making our areas more sustainable. Our Sustainability Plan (PDF) recognises the significant benefits of electric vehicles, in particular the improvements to air quality and public health through the reduction of carbon emissions. The use of electric vehicles and the demand for charging provision is increasing and we are keen to play our part.

In June 2021, we adopted our Electric Vehicle Charge Point Plan (PDF). This sets out our approach to support the delivery of a coordinated network and a geographic spread of charging points. The approach will largely focus on providing charge points in public car parks and at our key buildings. This aims to provide local charging hubs for residents who are unable to charge at home and to increase the uptake of electric vehicles.

In January 2022, we appointed BP Pulse as our charge point operator. We are working together to find suitable locations to install charging points across the area.