Transport for London will install 1500 new electric car chargers on the capital’s streets between now and 2020 in a bid to boost consumer uptake in zero-emission vehicles.
Announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the residential points aim to provide energy access to those without off-street parking to enable overnight charging. They will add to the network of rapid charge points - which can charge electric vehicles to around 80% in about 30 minutes - already being rolled out across the city.
Twenty-five of London’s 32 boroughs will receive the investment, which is predicted to reach £4.5 million. The move is part of plans to transform London into a zero-carbon-transport city by the middle of this century.
“This substantial investment in electric charging points will make a real difference, making electric vehicles an easier and more practical option for Londoners across our city,” said Khan. “We have a bold ambition to make London’s transport system zero emission by 2050, and working with boroughs to roll out more charging infrastructure is a vital part of making this a reality.”