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Does anyone know of any planned new planned public chargers for Nottingham? Is there a site with this information?

We seem to be very behind the times as a city, the ikea charger is getting popular so people must be buying them here. I saw my first outlander there this morning and an i3 and White leaf on previous visits. I drove into the city today with two options either charge at victoria centre or the railway station. I rang victoria centre to be told the charger is out of action (2-3 months now) so that only left the railway station which fortunately was working. Just two sites in the city carparks is really not going to be enough.
 

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Most of the East Midlands seem to be way behind.

Part of the reason we are doi g our event next saturday and we have invited the relevant parties from Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Councils. Hope they show up and we can take the conversation further.
 

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That's interesting do you need more attendees?

Saw another outlander on my way home. Common as muck these ev's :)
 

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I think rapid coverage in Nottingham is pretty good on the M1 side. Ikea & all the services. It definitely lacks level 2 in town. I've started using the park n ride though as I come in from Newark (Colwick park n ride.) a rapid on the East side would be great.
 

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Yes I agree we do have enough Rapids (at the moment)

I think this stems from feeling a little jealous while visiting South Shields. You can park pretty much anywhere and there will be a charger nearby. I guess it's the same story in Manchester, MK etc. It would be good to have a similar provision in Nottingham.
 

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Think you'll find that Nottingham is quite anti car in general. They believe buses and the tram are the answer to all transport issues. Without going into detaill of each:

  • Huge investment in tram
  • Workplace parking levy
  • Extensive on street parking charges
  • Road humps on majority of side streets and other traffic calming (hindering) measures
  • Many pro bus, anti car traffic measures eg bus islands build into road which stops all traffic behind bus
  • Many speed limits being dropped and then mobile speed traps popping up
I did contact the council about their policy towards EVs and after the email autoresponder I never got a reply.
 

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Most of the East Midlands seem to be way behind.

Part of the reason we are doi g our event next saturday and we have invited the relevant parties from Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Councils. Hope they show up and we can take the conversation further.
I think the chance of them showing up, especially on a Sat, are slim.
 

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We have the Senior Transport Officer (Smarter Travel)
Sustainable Travel team, Derbyshire County Council coming hopefully notts equivalent may make the effort.
 
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