Residents’ survey to shape Hart’s electric vehicle strategy

Hart District Council is encouraging residents to take part in its new electric vehicle survey to ensure new infrastructure meets green energy targets.

The Prime Minister has announced that the sale of new internal combustion engine cars will end within the decade and released funding to increase local access to chargepoints for drivers.

Hart’s survey will build a picture of electric car use in Hart and identify prime locations to install chargepoints within the district.

Councillor Alan Oliver, Cabinet member for the environment, said: “Electric vehicles have a key role to play in improving air quality and driving down emissions and Hart is committed to promoting greener and healthier travel.

“The feedback from residents will help us make sure our electric vehicle strategy meets the community’s needs so I hope as many as possible complete our short survey.”

Please complete the electric vehicle survey at by 9am Monday 12 February.

The Council has already made a significant reduction in its own carbon emissions due to new Covid working patterns.

More than 9,000 miles in staff commutes per week have been saved, resulting in a reduction in emissions of 2.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide – the equivalent to heating an average house in the UK for a year!

The Council will be looking at ways of promoting home working to continue to realise some of this CO2 saving once things return to normal.

Rose Tapper
Author: Rose Tapper