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The Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund is a key element of the Governments strategy for promoting the transition to EVs, by accelerating and scaling up the rollout of public EV charging infrastructure.

 

Since the LEVI programme was initially announced in 2022, there have been a number of challenges that have resulted in local authorities delaying their procurement plans. As all of the LEVI applicants to-date have received a Post Application Approval Plan (PAAP), to make amendments to their application prior to a tender, this is an opportunity for Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 local authorities and combined authorities to discuss these challenges and learn from Tranche 1 applications, to enable a faster route to market for Tranche 2 authorities.

 

This webinar is intended to serve as a practical guide and forum to help officers from Tranche 1 Local Authorities seeking to respond to PAAPs, or Local Authorities applying for Tranche 2. Our expert panel for this session will include local authorities leading the way with their LEVI applications, specialist consultants experienced in working on a range of LEVI applications and similar projects, and from local authorities who have been successful in securing fully private sector funded EV infrastructure.

 

The session will cover how to successfully set out your LEVI application, the common causes for amendments and how to address these, and alternative routes to EV charge point rollout beyond the LEVI fund.

Matt Croucher

Matt Croucher

EV Services Director

Believ

Matt Croucher is EV Services Director at Believ formerly Liberty Charge, a fast-growing UK charge point operator part owned by Liberty Global (the owners of Virgin Media/O2) and the Treasury, and on a mission to ensure everyone has access to convenient EV charge points and can make the switch away from internal combustion engine vehicles, including those without access to off-street parking. Prior to joining Liberty Charge Matt was the Zero Emission Mobility lead at WSP, one the world's leading planning and engineering consultancies. His experience in the EV sector stretches back thirteen years to 2009, working on a wide range of projects with public and private sector clients. Matt's route into EV's was as a transport planning consultant, and previously with a broader sustainable transport remit as WSP’s Sustainable Transport Lead, before going on to specialise in EVs as the sector has matured. He has nearly 20 years' experience as a transport planner, working closely with Local Authorities across the UK. He has been fortunate to work across a wide range of sustainable transport solutions, including active travel, behaviour change and travel demand management, public transport and car clubs, as well as on roadspace reallocation and air quality related schemes
Charlie Allen

Charlie Allen

Senior Public Sector Partnership Manager

Believ

A background in mechanical and automotive engineering has led me to the exciting world of electric vehicles and electric vehicle chargepoints. I work in the public-sector partnerships team at Believ, delivering fully funded EV chargepoint solutions to local authorities.

I enjoy sharing our vision and strategy with others. I have presented and been on panels at multiple events and conferences within the Highways, EV Infrastructure, Fleet and Automotive industries.
Keisha Moore

Keisha Moore

Transport Planning Officer

North Yorkshire County Council

I am responsible for countywide strategic planning of publicly available EV Infrastructure at North Yorkshire Council, securing £8.1m for the LA through successful bids to the LEVI Fund. Following local government reorganisation in April 2023, I have worked to establish an EV Infrastructure team, supporting me in developing the bids and responsible for the delivery of new infrastructure and management of the existing network of EVCPs across the 7 former district/borough organisations. NYC has been allocated funding in Tranche 1 of LEVI so we are fresh out of the application process.

Anna Cuckow

Anna Cuckow

Principal Consultant, Future Mobility

WSP

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