Have your say on the future of electric vehicles in Kirklees

Super fan or sceptic we would like to hear your thoughts on electric vehicles (EVs) in Kirklees.

Have you thought about buying or leasing an EV? We want to know what your experience was like and if you faced any barriers when making the decision.

In partnerships with West Yorkshire Combined Authority we are launching a consultation as part of the ‘Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicle Programme’. Your responses will help shape the future for EV usage in Kirklees, so please take five minutes to have your say.

Let us know how you feel about Electric Vehicles.

The survey closes on Tuesday 26 March.

Councillor Aafaq Butt, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:

“Switching to electric cars and vans will improve local air quality and move us closer to our climate goals.

“This consultation is an exciting step towards improving electric vehicle infrastructure in Kirklees to make owning an electric vehicle a realistic option for everyone. We want to hear from all residents because improving things which helps our environment affects us all.

“Your responses will help us look at solutions to things like charging infrastructure, affordability and availability, as well as help to eliminate some of the barriers which could prevent people switching to electric vehicles in the future.”

The survey will ask about what vehicle (if any) you have access to, as well as your options for parking. You will then be asked your views on EVs and charging points on or around pavements.

For those who have an electric vehicle already, you will be asked about your current experience of using it in Kirklees, including access to charging points.

Responses will help us to identify any barriers people face when considering an EV, as well as the possible solutions. It will also highlight which areas in Kirklees are most interested in EV infrastructure development.

Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, said:

“Encouraging more people into electric cars is a key part of our vision to create a modern, sustainable transport system that helps tackle the climate emergency. We know that improving access to electric vehicles is important to many people across Kirklees, not least those who use vehicles to run key local businesses and services such as taxi operators and delivery drivers. We urge you to have your say and help shape plans to make electric car usage an option for everyone.”

Find out more about Electric Vehicles

If this has peaked your interest and you want to learn more about Electric Vehicles and their potential in Kirklees, visit the Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicle Programme page. Here you will be able to book onto an online webinar as part consultation.

Join us at a drop-in event

You’ll be able to share your feedback and ask any questions you may have. Paper surveys will be available to take home and submit via a freepost address.

  • Monday 26 February, Holmfirth Civic Hall, 1pm – 4pm
  • Monday 4 March, Brighton Street (Heckmondwike) Community Centre, 1pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday 6 March, Dewsbury Market, 10am – 2pm
  • Saturday 9 March, Hudawi Cultural Centre, Huddersfield, 10am – 2pm

To request information in an alternative format, please contact email, or call MetroLine on 0113 245 7676.


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