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Leaning on the Lamp Post for Great Electrification of London

18 August 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

A total of 25 boroughs, each receiving up to £300,000, will install up to 1,500 standard-speed on-street charging points in residential areas nearly £4.5 million was pledged to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The new funding will provide residential charge points to assist those without access to off-street parking to make the switch from polluting vehicles to zero-emission vehicles. They will be in addition to the network of rapid charge points TfL is installing by the end of 2020.

The £4.48 million allocated to boroughs forms part of an award London received from the government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles' Go Ultra Low City Scheme, a nationwide competition to give several areas funding to increase electric vehicle use.

 

Leaning on the lamp post

The London boroughs have sought funding allocations based on perceived demand and electric vehicle take-up. Borough teams will now work to identify sites where charging points could be installed to support local residents to make the switch to greener vehicles. The funding will also support new approaches such as using lamp posts as the base and power supply for charge points. This is cheaper, quicker and easier to install with less impact on the streetscape.

 

Pollution

Air pollution contributes to 40,000 premature deaths across the country with more than 9000 in London every year it is claimed by research from the Mayor's Office and Transport for London. Mayor Khan, said: "This investment in electric charging points will make a real difference, making electric vehicles an easier and more practical option for Londoners across our city. 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."

The Mayor's draft Transport Strategy aims for all taxis and Private Hire Vehicles to be zero-emission capable by 2033, for all buses to be zero emission by 2037, for all new road vehicles driven in London to be zero emission by 2040 and for London's entire transport system to be zero emission by 2050.

Picture: What's the charge for London charging points? Circa £4.5 million to kick-off with

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 18 August 2017

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