Birmingham Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Survey

Closes 1 Nov 2022

Opened 10 Nov 2021


Birmingham City Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and are committed to reducing the city’s carbon emissions which includes supporting the use of electric or plug in hybrid vehicles (EVs). As more models become available, the Council has a key role in ensuring there is sufficient charging infrastructure so that all Birmingham residents can make the switch to electric.

Birmingham’s charge point strategy focuses on deploying fast and rapid hubs at strategic locations around the city. These will allow drivers to gain a significant amount of charge quickly at locations where they would be parking anyway, such as at the supermarket. However, the Council recognises that these hubs will not be convenient or sufficient for everyone, and this survey aims to understand what other kinds of charging infrastructure will be needed by Birmingham residents.

This survey is being carried out by Birmingham City Council as part of the STEP (Subsurface Technologies for Electric Pathways) Project. This project is funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to trial on-street charge point technology developed by Trojan Energy. The project is being led by Element Energy who are a low carbon energy consultancy and the other project partners are the University of Leeds (academic research partner), Brent and Camden Councils (Local authority partners), UKPN (electricity network connection partners) and Octopus Energy (electricity supply partner).

This survey is for everyone who travels in Birmingham, whether you currently own an Electric Vehicle (EV) or not.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • City Centre Parking
  • Travel