Oxford City Council has begun a programme to install around 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the city’s residential streets to help local people adopt low emission vehicles. In an announcement on Tuesday 29 August the Council said the trial is thought to be the first on-street charging pilot of its size in the world. It will see six different charging technologies installed – ranging from cable gullies to retrofitting lamp posts with charging stations – with the aim of finding the best solutions for the local residents. Installation of the first 30 charging stations will begin in August and they will be ready for the public to use in October 2017. The trial will last 12 months, after which the best solutions will be rolled out to approximately 100 sites across Oxford’s residential streets.