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Electric Vehicles

We are committed to providing expertise and guidance to empower you to embrace a low carbon future. We are working hard to make your transition to electric vehicles as easy as possible.


Read our strategy  

Some key facts...


allocated for 

Electric Vehicle


Charging hubs

will be built in public car parks, 

supermarkets and

taxi ranks


Our 'high' prediction would see


vehicles in our area by 



We predict up to 


chargers will be connected to 

our network by 2023

We predict 



CO2 emissions

by 2050

50 year

asset life on our network

We have now published our 2021 Electric Vehicle strategy, summary EV strategy and our Capacity Map. 

The document demonstrates our vision for electric vehicle recharging solutions for a range of customer types. 

Low carbon technologies are expected to play an important role in achieving the UK’s targets for improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions.

To make an application for an electric vehicle and/or heat pump installations, please complete and send us an application form.

For more information, please visit the Energy Networks Association information pages on electric vehicles and heat pumps, available to view here.

Guide for drivers

This guide is intended to help people living within the WPD network area to make an informed decision on purchasing an electric vehicle. 

Getting electric vehicles moving

All you need to know about installing electric vehicle charging.

DNO engagement for local authorities guide

A guide on electric vehicle charging and DNO engagement for local authorities.

Guide for businesses

A guide on electric vehicle charging for businesses.

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