Wandsworth Council presses ahead with EV charging infrastructure

Wandsworth Council is set to install up to 125 new electric car charging points to enable more residents to consider making the switch to zero-emission electric motoring.

The installation programme will see 20 to 25 ‘charging stations’ created across the borough, each containing two to five individual charging points.

The first 17 stations will be installed in the first quarter of 2017, providing around 50 charging points. The remainder will be installed later in the year. 

The new charging points will be part of the Source London network, which allows members to recharge their vehicles at hundreds of locations around the city. 

The installation programme comes as demand for electric motoring is increasing within Wandsworth and across London.  It is expected to take around six months and will be funded by Bluepointlondon Limited, who manage the Source London electric vehicle charging point network.

Currently there are more than 400 registered electric vehicle users within the borough - up from 97 in 2013. Source London has also recorded a major increase in requests for network membership during 2016 as demand continues to rise. 

Environment spokesperson Councillor Jonathan Cook said: “We want to enhance the infrastructure in the borough and increase opportunities for people to choose more environmentally friendly lifestyles. 

“I hope that the installation of these new charging points will encourage even more people to make the change to electric motoring and play their part in reducing air pollution.” 

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