People in Eastbourne and Lewes district are being asked what they think about the demand of electric vehicles.

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District councils are conducting the survey together with other local authorities.

They are inviting people to express their views on the installation of more charging points for electric vehicles (EVs).

Councillor Jonathan Dow, Eastbourne Borough Council’s cabinet member for place services said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who lives, works or visits this area – whether they own an electric vehicle or not.

“The survey takes just a few minutes to complete.”

According to both local authorities, around 4,500 new EVs are being registered each month

A a result, the government is encouraging local authorities to install more public charging points.

Councillor Isabelle Linington, Lewes District Council’s cabinet member for environmental impact, added:

“We will share the results with East Sussex County Council which has responsibility for highways including on-street charging points for electric vehicles.

“This is an initial survey of people’s views and could help identify potential locations for EV charge points in future.”

The survey runs until Sunday, (November, 18) and you can complete the survey online here.