Charging sockets have been fitted to another 220 street lights across the borough.
The borough’s on-street charging infrastructure has been boosted as part of £400,000 project which means Wandsworth remains on course to meet its target of delivering up to 900 on-street charging points in total.
The latest 220 additional sockets have been fitted to lamp posts as part of a tie-in with electronics giant Siemens and leading EV charging provider ubitricity. The investment has been funded mainly via the Government’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS).
It gives EV owners two options in terms of connection. They can either use a special Ubitricity cable which also brings the customer’s own electricity tariff, or they can use a standard cable, scan the QR code at the charge point with their mobile phone or tablet and charge via DirectAccess, the pay-as-you-go-option.
The council will also shortly begin the process of assessing lamp posts in two pilot zones in parts of Putney and Battersea immediately adjacent to the proposed extension of the Mayor’s Ultra Low Emission Zone. This could see more than 300 extra sockets being installed in these two areas.
If these two pilot schemes prove successful, it could see lamp post charging extended to other residential areas in Wandsworth.
Another EV charging company, Source London, is also providing around 200 charging points at various locations across the borough. More are available at supermarkets and in local petrol/service stations.
And for those who don’t need to own a vehicle but want to enjoy occasional eco-friendly motoring, two new e-car clubs are now operating in Wandsworth – offering a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to car ownership, providing electric vehicles to hire by the hour, day or week.
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