Plans for a major expansion of London’s electric vehicle charging network have been unveiled by the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Mayor wants London to become a zero-emission city and will use the capital’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Taskforce and other industry partners to drive forward a number of initiatives including: Installing the next generation of ultra-rapid charging points at London petrol stations later this year. Delivering five flagship charging hubs, with the ability for multiple cars to quickly be charged in one place. The first of these hubs will be operational in the heart of the Square Mile by the end of the year. A new ‘one-stop-shop’ for Londoners to request new charging infrastructure from their local authority in areas of high demand led by London councils, making it easier for drivers to switch to electric vehicles. Expanding electric car clubs and bringing more vehicles to market, offering greater choice to Londoners and businesses. New online smart tools to ensure London’s energy grid continues to keep pace with demand and to help unlock private sector investment.
Network 17th June 2019 read more »