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TfL Electric Vehicle Charging Contact Awarded

TfL Electric Vehicle Charging Contact Awarded
12 May 2023

Transport for London has awarded a contract for 39 new electric vehicle charging bays across 24 locations in south and southwest London.

The charging bays will be installed by the end of 2024 as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) EV Infrastructure Delivery Programme, and will be spread across Bromley, Greenwich, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.

Under the contract, EV charge point operator Zest will fund the capital and operational costs of the programme, and provide and operate the charge points for 15 years. TfL will receive a share of charging revenues and ground rent for the use of its land.

The project is part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s pledge to unlock land owned by TfL and other members of the Greater London Authority, including the London Fire Brigade, the London Ambulance Service, and the Metropolitan Police to increase the density of the rapid charging network across London.


Electric Vehicles in London – Facts and Figures


  • 103,000 plug-in electric cars and vans are already registered in the capital.
  • With close to 13,000 charge points, London currently has 31 per cent of all EV charging infrastructure across the UK, more than any other UK region.
  • London is on track to meet the target of 40,000-60,000 charging points by 2030.
  • As of February 2023, London has the most public rapid charge points of any European city.
  • Around 880 of the thousands of EV charging points to be found across the capital are rapid or ultra-rapid charging points that deliver a full charge within 30 minutes.
  • TfL’s modelling predicts that if current demand continues, the city will need at least 1,600 rapid charge points by 2025 and up to 3,900 by 2030. 


Picture: a photograph of a person using an EV charger. Image Credit: TfL

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 May 2023


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