Bromley town centre to install first EV charge point for taxis

Bromley town centre to install first EV charge point for taxis

The first electric charging point specifically for ultra-low emission taxis is being installed in Bromley town centre.

The charging point is being installed in the taxi rank in Elmfield Road and will enable two taxis to charge at once.

The news makes Bromley the first borough in London after Westminster to install this latest charging technology.

Sites by Orpington Station will follow shortly. The news was confirmed earlier this month at the council's Environment Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee meeting.

It follows work to deliver 20 public vehicle charging points at 9 sites across the borough in partnership with Bluepoint London during the past three years, with more planned.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment, said: “We are seeing a revolution in motoring, with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles becoming a common sight on our roads.

The indications are that this trend will accelerate and we will see more and more residents and visitors wishing to take advantage of the latest technology and driving experience.

“We want to make sure we provide the infrastructure to enable residents to choose electric and hybrid vehicles should they so desire.

“We're mindful that technology can and does change, so we intend to balance charging points with demand across the borough, whilst not restricting residents' choice of fuel. We're monitoring usage at the installed sites.”

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