Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicles Programme

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Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicles Programme

This consultation has now closed. Thank you for taking part. Responses are now being analysed and the results will be posted here as soon as they are available. Sign up to Your Voice to find out when the Outcome Report is published.

Kirklees Council is working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to deliver the Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicle programme. To develop this programme further we want to understand the current barriers you face in owning an electric vehicle, and the perceptions of residents and businesses of Kirklees to owning and using one in day-to-day life.

This scheme is being funded through the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) following a successful bidding process. This funding is additional money provided directly by the Department for Transport and can only be spent on the scheme for which it was awarded. This means the funding cannot be used for other activities.

CRSTS schemes are not funded by council tax and will not impact any other council funding streams.

The programme has two distinct elements:

1. An innovative on-street electric vehicles charging rollout – seeking your views on using new approaches to enable residential electric vehicle charging facilities in areas of housing where little off-street parking exists.

2. Creating an Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence - to provide advice to businesses and residents on converting to electric vehicles and offer the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ and promoting the use of electric car club vehicles.

The programme aims to encourage and support people to consider and start using an electric vehicle, and to make it easier for Kirklees residents and businesses to charge and run an electric vehicle.

The engagement will run from Tuesday 20 February until Tuesday 26 March 2024.

For explanations of terms, you can open our glossary.


Have your say

We want to hear your views and are running a public engagement from Tuesday 20 February until Tuesday 26 March 2024.

We recommend you view the frequently asked questions and read this page first to find out more about what is being asked. When you’re ready, you can let us know what you think in the following ways:

Complete our survey by 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 March.

Read our frequently asked questions and answers.

Join us at an event to speak to the project team.

Your feedback will help to shape the next stages of the Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicles programme.





Join us at a drop-in event

You'll be able to share your feedback and ask any questions with the project team. Paper surveys will be available to take home and submit via our 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, The Hudawi Cultural Centre, Huddersfield, 10am - 2pm


Upcoming Events






Why are we doing this?

Kirklees Council and the Combined Authority are working together to deliver this programme which will benefit residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

The UK Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050, with the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles ended by 2035 and for all new cars and vans to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe by 2040.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire made tackling the climate and environment emergency one of her key pledges and she is already supporting people to travel more sustainably.  

Kirklees Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019, establishing a district-wide target to be Net Zero and Climate Ready by 2038 with other regional councils and began its phase 1 climate action response including converting their own fleet to electric and low emission vehicles and investing £1million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The aim of this programme is to:

  • Improve air quality in the district by removing ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles and therefore improving health and the environment

  • Encourage a change in behaviours by better understanding the day-to-day barriers and perceptions of owning an electric vehicle, whilst supporting the wider community take up of electric vehicles and promoting the use of low carbon vehicles

  • Address myths surrounding electric vehicles and using real life experience of driving the vehicles to inform decision making

  • Address any concerns residents may have with regards to on-street charging opportunities and its impacts on pedestrians and road users


Contact us and accessibility

If you would like to contact us or request information in an alternative format you can:

Phone MetroLine on 0113 245 7676

Write to FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM WYCA

Next steps

This engagement will close on Tuesday 26 March 2024 at 11.59pm. If you’d like to know the outcome of this engagement, please register to Your Voice or select Subscribe in our 'stay informed' box.

We will consider all feedback and the results of this engagement will be used to shape and inform the Full Business Case which is due to be submitted to the Combined Authority in May 2024.

To be kept updated on the future development of this programme, visit Kirklees Council’s website.

To view projects and web pages linked to the Kirklees Electric Vehicle Programme please visit:

CRSTS Programme Hubs

Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicles Programme

This consultation has now closed. Thank you for taking part. Responses are now being analysed and the results will be posted here as soon as they are available. Sign up to Your Voice to find out when the Outcome Report is published.

Kirklees Council is working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to deliver the Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicle programme. To develop this programme further we want to understand the current barriers you face in owning an electric vehicle, and the perceptions of residents and businesses of Kirklees to owning and using one in day-to-day life.

This scheme is being funded through the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) following a successful bidding process. This funding is additional money provided directly by the Department for Transport and can only be spent on the scheme for which it was awarded. This means the funding cannot be used for other activities.

CRSTS schemes are not funded by council tax and will not impact any other council funding streams.

The programme has two distinct elements:

1. An innovative on-street electric vehicles charging rollout – seeking your views on using new approaches to enable residential electric vehicle charging facilities in areas of housing where little off-street parking exists.

2. Creating an Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence - to provide advice to businesses and residents on converting to electric vehicles and offer the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ and promoting the use of electric car club vehicles.

The programme aims to encourage and support people to consider and start using an electric vehicle, and to make it easier for Kirklees residents and businesses to charge and run an electric vehicle.

The engagement will run from Tuesday 20 February until Tuesday 26 March 2024.

For explanations of terms, you can open our glossary.


Have your say

We want to hear your views and are running a public engagement from Tuesday 20 February until Tuesday 26 March 2024.

We recommend you view the frequently asked questions and read this page first to find out more about what is being asked. When you’re ready, you can let us know what you think in the following ways:

Complete our survey by 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 March.

Read our frequently asked questions and answers.

Join us at an event to speak to the project team.

Your feedback will help to shape the next stages of the Kirklees Innovative Electric Vehicles programme.





Join us at a drop-in event

You'll be able to share your feedback and ask any questions with the project team. Paper surveys will be available to take home and submit via our 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, The Hudawi Cultural Centre, Huddersfield, 10am - 2pm


Upcoming Events






Why are we doing this?

Kirklees Council and the Combined Authority are working together to deliver this programme which will benefit residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

The UK Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050, with the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles ended by 2035 and for all new cars and vans to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe by 2040.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire made tackling the climate and environment emergency one of her key pledges and she is already supporting people to travel more sustainably.  

Kirklees Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019, establishing a district-wide target to be Net Zero and Climate Ready by 2038 with other regional councils and began its phase 1 climate action response including converting their own fleet to electric and low emission vehicles and investing £1million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The aim of this programme is to:

  • Improve air quality in the district by removing ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles and therefore improving health and the environment

  • Encourage a change in behaviours by better understanding the day-to-day barriers and perceptions of owning an electric vehicle, whilst supporting the wider community take up of electric vehicles and promoting the use of low carbon vehicles

  • Address myths surrounding electric vehicles and using real life experience of driving the vehicles to inform decision making

  • Address any concerns residents may have with regards to on-street charging opportunities and its impacts on pedestrians and road users


Contact us and accessibility

If you would like to contact us or request information in an alternative format you can:

Phone MetroLine on 0113 245 7676

Write to FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM WYCA

Next steps

This engagement will close on Tuesday 26 March 2024 at 11.59pm. If you’d like to know the outcome of this engagement, please register to Your Voice or select Subscribe in our 'stay informed' box.

We will consider all feedback and the results of this engagement will be used to shape and inform the Full Business Case which is due to be submitted to the Combined Authority in May 2024.

To be kept updated on the future development of this programme, visit Kirklees Council’s website.

To view projects and web pages linked to the Kirklees Electric Vehicle Programme please visit:

CRSTS Programme Hubs

Ask us a question, and the project team will get back to you.

Please note, if you are logged in to Your Voice, your username will be displayed when you ask a question.

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