Electric Vehicles (EVs) can help solve London’s air quality problems, which is a major public health issue. Government, through the Office for Low Emission Vehicles provides grants for consumers and businesses looking to install charge points on their land or purchase EVs. While the purchase costs for EVs tend to be higher the running costs are much lower. Fuel costs are lower and there are discounts on road tax and parking permits.
To enable local residents and businesses to purchase EVs we are working with the private operator, Source London, to expand the network of publicly available EV charge points. visit The Source London website to become a member. Where Source London charge points are located in council run car parks there is no need to pay for parking.
We also recognise that for residents who have no access to off-street parking they will need conveniently located kerb-side charge point. As part of a trial into new technology we were the first local authority to retrofit charge points into lamp-columns. If you are interested in taking part you can find out more here.