London to receive charging boost from 1,500 new EV chargepoints

Great news for electric vehicle owners in the capital – Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that there will be 1,500 new electric vehicle chargepoints installed across the city.

The £4.5m investment, which is part of the Government’s Go Ultra Low Cities programme, and is being delivered by London Councils, TfL and Mayor of London, will initially span across 25 different London boroughs, with the aim of making electric vehicles an easier and more practical option for Londoners.

The new chargepoints, which will be in place by 2020, will be located in residential areas meaning many Londoners who don’t have off-street parking will find it easier to charge their electric car or van. This removes one of the main barriers to owning an electric vehicle within London, enabling thousands more motorists to make the switch to electric.

This is a major step forward in the Mayor’s vision for the capital and will play a huge part in his mission for cleaner air in London.

This is alongside the Government’s existing ‘On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme’, which provides grant funding for local authorities across the UK towards the cost of installing on-street residential chargepoints.

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