The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (3 August) announced funding worth up to Â£4.5 million for 1,500 new electric vehicle charging points to be installed across London.
The new residential charge points will help those without access to off-street parking to make the switch from polluting vehicles to zero-emission vehicles, the Mayorâ€™s Office has said. They will add to the network of rapid charge points TfL is installing by the end of 2020.
25 London boroughs will be eligible for a portion of the Â£4.5 million funding.
Commenting on the investment, the Mayor said: â€œThis 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. We have a bold ambition to make Londonâ€™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.â€
Current estimates by the UK charging point platform Zap Map suggest that there are a total of 1,488 charging points available for use in the capital, although London boroughs are continuing to invest in charging infrastructure to aid the take-up of electric vehicles.
This week we reported on the installation of the first rapid electric vehicle charging point, with plans to install a further 100 roadside charging points by the end of 2018 (see airqualitynews.com story).