Mayor urges boroughs to invest in EV infrastructure
Sadiq Khan has urged London Boroughs to start investing in electric charging infrastructure to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles int the London area.
There are currently 100 rapid charging points across the city, 51 of which are used exclusively by taxi drivers. The Mayor hopes the instillation of such points will contribute to improvements in air quality and support the uptake of zero-tailpipe emission models by London’s taxi sector.
According to City Hall, around 2,000 standard charge points already installed across London, and at least 150 TfL-funded rapid charge points are expected to be in place by the end of 2018.
In particular the installation of rapid charging points is seen as vital for the uptake of zero emission capable taxis in the city, as concerns over the availability of charging points – particularly those which can charge at high speed – is a concern for taxi drivers considering switch to electric-enabled models. Read more here
To learn more about implementing local government EV infrastructure, please attend the Public Sector Solutions Expo on 20th November 2018.