Number of EV charging points to increase across LondonBy Charlotte Whyatt - Fri 21st Jun 2019
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to significantly increase the number of electric charging points in the capital by 2025.
Between 2,300 to 4,100 rapid charging points and 33,700 to 47,500 slow to fast charging points will be installed across the city in the next six years.
It’s anticipated that around 45,000 electric vehicles (or EVs) will be on the streets of London by 2020 with that figure predicted to grow to 330,000 by 2025.
Currently, 25% of all of the UK’s EV charging points are found in London with a huge 2,400 spread across 1,200 locations.
Set to bolster this plan is the addition of ultra-rapid EV chargers at petrol stations and five flagship charging hubs.
The first of these will open in the City of London’s Square Mile by the end of 2019.
Residents will also be given the opportunity to request new charging infrastructure from their local council authority.
“We have in London now more rapid charging points than any major city in the world, but we need more and this is a plan to get more,” said Khan speaking to Auto Express.
“We have in London now more than 2,400 normal charging points; over the last four months alone we’ve had more than 1,100 being rolled out – we need more.”