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FOI 14660

EV Charging Points


I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require.

Information Request

My questions relate to the council area: Brentwood Borough Council
How many total EV charging points are installed in the council area. How many EV charging points are rapid chargers?* How many EV charging points are fast chargers?** How many EV charging points are slow chargers?*** What percentage of charging points are used at least once per day? What percentage of charging points are used at least once per week? What percentage of charging points are used at least once per month? How many charging units has Brentwood Borough Council installed in the past 5 years?
How many charging units is Brentwood Borough Council planning to install in the next 5 years?

* Rapid chargers are divided intwo sections – AC and DC. Currently available Rapid AC chargers are rated at 43kW, while Rapid DC are
typically 50kW. Both will charge an EV to 80% in around 30 minutes. There are two different main connector types for Rapid DC chargers – CCS and CHAdeMO – though additionally, Tesla Superchargers are also Rapid DC and currently charge at around 120kW.
** Fast chargers cover those with 7kW and 22kW power outputs, which typically charge an EV in 3-4 hours.
*** Slow units (up to 3kW) are best for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours for a pure-EV, or 2-4 hours for a PHEV.


Thank you for your Freedom of Information as detailed below; I can advise the that we have two EV charging points at Brentwood Council’s Depot, they are both trickle and fast chargers, they are used every day. The two points were installed within the last five years and we currently have no plans to install any further charging units in the next 5 years.