Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable. Studies now show the 'total cost of ownership' lower than fossil-fuel cars. But Chorlton is a dense urban area and many households have no driveway to park a car while it's charging. Chorlton is also a place where many residents would like to switch to electric. The council won't fix this either - there are some chargepoints but nowhere near enough for a mass switch to EVs - a tipping point that is coming.
On 29 March around 20 people came to our event 'Electrifying Chorlton' - to hear about a co-operative solution that they have adopted in Lancaster. Residents who would like to share a charge point have invested in a Community Benefit Society (a not-for-profit cooperative) which has installed fast charging points on private land.