Report of the Director of the Built Environment.
The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment which provided an update on the current provision of electric vehicle charging facilities in the City.
In response to a Member’s questions, the Transportation Public Realm Director explained that the City Corporation had been looking into providing charging points for zero emission taxis, but constraints of the street network and also the aesthetic appearance of the public realm had to be taken into account. Two options were being explored such as rapid charging points in the City’s car parks, or in rest bays away from the central part of the City. Members raised the point that private hire companies could also prove electric charging provisions for their fleets of cars.
The Transportation Public Realm Director explained that a wider electric vehicle charging strategy report would be brought back to the Committee in the autumn.
RESOLVED – That the Committee note the report.