1076 new residential EV charging points have been installed across London as part of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS), a joint initiative between Transport for London (TfL), the Greater London Authority (GLA) and London Councils.
The points can charge EVs at 3-7 kilowatts per hour, with 1056 installed to lamp posts on residential streets and 26 being free standing.
Seven different suppliers have been used across the capital – Char.gy, Joju Limited, Siemens, Swarco, Allego, Blue Point London and BP Chargemaster.
It is thought that the capital will need a significant upgrade in available charging points in order to cater for an anticipated increase in the uptake of EVs in coming years.
Using existing lamppost columns is seen as a more efficient way of increasing the coverage of charging points across the capital, as the installation is quicker than installing a new, standalone point.
Cllr Julian Bell, chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, said: ‘London’s air pollution is a public health emergency – it is negatively impacting the health of our most vulnerable residents and cutting lives short.
‘Extensive investment in London’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure is key to making Londoners feel confident about switching to cleaner, greener electric vehicles, which will help to reduce harmful emissions and ultimately improve London’s air quality.
‘That is why boroughs have pulled out all the stops to deliver 1,000 residential charging points across the capital for our residents – and we will be installing even more in the coming months.’
All the new residential charge points can be located on this map.