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Dudley Council recognises the impact transport has on climate change and air pollution. Transport is the greatest emitter of greenhouse gases. It is also responsible for much of our roadside air pollution. Taking more traditional vehicles off the road and replacing them with electric vehicles can help address this.

There are many benefits to getting an electric vehicle (EV). These includes lower running costs, reducing greenhouse emissions and improving air quality for local people.

We have embarked on a programme to install overnight EV charge points for use in on-street locations and public car parks, to support residents who do not have access to dedicated, off-street parking. These allow vehicles to be charged during the day or overnight. We are looking for more locations across the borough to install these charge points. We are also interested in suitable locations for charging at public destinations, such as leisure centres, libraries and town centres, where people are looking for a shorter, faster daytime charging option.

Do you have a suggested location for an EV charge point in Dudley?

Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Vision and Strategy

The Council supports cleaner vehicle technology to reduce the impact of emissions. Black Country Transport (BCT), a strategic transport partnership between Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils, have developed our Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Vision and Strategy. The strategy aims to accelerate the uptake of ULEVs across the area in anticipation of a nationwide 2035 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.

The Government's proposed ban is aimed at combatting the environmental and public health implications of transport emissions. Our ULEV Strategy recommends the infrastructure and policies required across the Black Country to support the transition and overlaps with the West Midlands ULEV Strategy to ensure a joined-up regional approach.

The following document has more information: