Electric vehicles - charging points

Hounslow Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy & Consultation

Hounslow Council declared a climate emergency in 2019. We are taking urgent action to help achieve zero carbon status as soon as possible.

Although the council is prioritising the delivery of projects that encourage more trips on foot, by bike or public transport, as part of its wider transport strategies, we recognise that this is not possible for every journey. It is therefore important that the council delivers the infrastructure that is necessary to support the increase in cleaner vehicles.

EVs can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve local air quality as they do not emit pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide. The borough of Hounslow has declared itself an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) - meaning we are legally required to implement improvement measures. 

All new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans are due to be banned from sale from 2030. This requires local authorities to make plans now for the infrastructure that will be needed to support the transition to EVs. We are seeking the views of residents and businesses about that infrastructure.

The council has produced an EV Charging strategy. It sets out how the council will manage the installation of 2,000 additional charge points by May 2026. It details the type of charging points, their proposed distribution across the borough and any necessary supporting measures.

The council is committed to actively engaging with as much of the community and as many key stakeholders as possible to ensure this strategy meets the needs of our residents, businesses and visitors. Whether you are already an EV driver, are thinking about upgrading, or are interested for other reasons, we are keen to hear your thoughts.

To read the draft Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy and a summary of the objectives, please click on the below links in the 'related documents' section.

Have your say

The council is committed to actively listening to what the community and all our stakeholders have to say to about the draft EV Charging Strategy, to ensure we meet your needs.

Please take the time to complete the survey below by 23:59pm Sunday 11 September. 

How you can get involved

Your views are vital to help us finalise the strategy and then put it into action across the Borough. We want everyone who lives, works and studies in the area to have their say.

You can read the draft strategy and provide your feedback by visiting our online survey web page 

Please provide feedback by 23:59pm Sunday 11 September.

You can also attend one of our drop in or virtual events listed below.

If you would like to read the consultation in another format (such as paper copy, large print or another language), please contact us at electricvehicles@hounslow.gov.uk 

EV engagement events 

Throughout the public consultation, we will be holding a series of in person and digital events, where you can meet our project team and discuss your thoughts and ideas. Please register for the events on Eventbrite before attending to give us an understanding of how many visitors to expect. For the virtual sessions, you will need to register, so we are able to contact you to share the link.

If you're looking to attend one of our virtual events, please note that the link will be sent out on the day of the event, only to those who registered via Eventbrite. Please register for the appropriate session as the content of the virtual meetings will be tailored for individuals who own an EV and those who are considering owning one.

Our events are as follows:

In person:

Hounslow  

The Treaty Centre, 44 High Street, TW3 1ES (Saturday 6 August, 9am-6pm)

Register here

Chiswick  

Chiswick Library, 1 Duke’s Avenue,W4 2AB (Monday8 August, 4-6pm)

Register here

Feltham  

Feltham Library, the Centre High Street, TW13 4GU (Monday 15 August, 4-6pm) 

Register here

Digital:

For EV owners     

Microsoft Teams (Thursday 25 August, 6-7.30pm)    

Register here

For future EV owners

Microsoft Teams (Tuesday 30 August, 6-7.30pm)

Register here

For those attending the workshops on Microsoft Teams, please download the app in advance of the meeting start time.

What happens after the consultation process?

We will look at all the responses to the survey and use this information to take our EV charging strategy forward. A consultation report with recommendations will then go to the Council’s Cabinet meeting in Autumn 2022.

A decision notice will be published on our website, with details of any further engagement. 

Get in touch

We understand that electric vehicles might be new to many people. If you have any questions about how you might be affected, please contact us at electricvehicles@hounslow.gov.uk.

Email: electricvehicles@hounslow.gov.uk 
Phone: 0208 583 3322 (voicemail)

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