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E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022

Voi E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022

Residents and visitors to Oxford can continue to hire e-scooters as the trial has been formally extended by four months from its original end date of 30 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.
The bus network changes to expect across Oxfordshire in the New Year

The bus network changes to expect across Oxfordshire in the New Year

This follows a detailed review of the Oxfordshire bus network by Oxfordshire County Council with the major operators, including Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel.
Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks

Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks

Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have been announced.
New data reveals 30% of new cars bought in Oxford are electric

New data reveals 30% of new cars bought in Oxford are electric

The latest UK electric car sales data for October 2021 shows that 30% of new cars bought in Oxford are electric, up from 16% just a year ago.
InstaVolt to double the number of chargers at Banbury hub

InstaVolt to double the number of chargers at Banbury hub

The expansion will see eight state-of-the-art Alpitronic chargers, capable of charging at speeds up to 150kW, installed by spring 2022 in response to customer demand.
Changes to parking enforcement going live on 01 November

Changes to parking enforcement going live on 01 November

The way parking is controlled in parts of Oxfordshire will change as Oxfordshire County Council takes on the responsibility for civil parking enforcement from Thames Valley Police.
Plans to make 20mph the new 30mph across Oxfordshire have been approved

Plans to make 20mph the new 30mph across Oxfordshire have been approved

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet voted to endorse proposals to make it simpler, quicker and less cost-prohibitive to lower speeds to 20mph on most urban areas and village streets.
Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone pilot launch moved to February 2022

Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone pilot launch moved to February 2022

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council revised the timeline after working together to resolve technical complexities in the bespoke supporting online systems for the ZEZ.
Volunteers sought for electric vehicle EV charging trials in Oxfordshire

Volunteers sought for electric vehicle EV charging trials in Oxfordshire

The project will test a new solution to help people who don’t have access to a driveway to charge an electric vehicle using their own home power supply.
Have your say on how to improve bus services in Oxfordshire

Have your say on how to improve bus services in Oxfordshire

The consultation by Oxfordshire County Council aims to find out people’s views on the service provided now and what people would like to see in the future.