Midlands in line for huge jobs boost as electric vehicle rollout ramps up

Date posted: March 7, 2022
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A raft of new jobs will be created throughout the Midlands as a result of the Electric Vehicle (EV) boom in the Midlands.

Analysis by WSP for Midlands Connect shows that nearly 30,000 jobs could be created due to the projected boom in EV use.

The news comes as Midlands Connect and WSP hold an online EV conference to discuss the future of electric vehicles in the region.

The analysis shows that 4,575 jobs could be created in EV charge point installation, 4,548 in charge point operation, 665 manufacturing jobs, 1,383 retail jobs, 3,157 energy distribution and storage and new 1,754 energy production roles.

The figures also show that 10,872 jobs would be created in energy retail and 1,556 in value-added services.

These figures come alongside data released by Midlands Connect which suggests that the Midlands is on the brink of an EV boom and could see over 1.7 million electric cars on its streets by the end of the decade.

Figures suggest that the Midlands will see a 2,475% increase in uptake in electric vehicles by the end of 2030, with projections predicting to rise from 68,713 EVs today to 1,769,855 on its roads by the end of 2030. This means nearly a third (28.4%) of all vehicles registered in the Midlands Connect area could be an electric vehicle by the end of 2030.

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