Electric vehicle charging points, Arnos Grove LU station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3839
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A local resident has contacted me about the electric vehicle charging points in Arnos Grove station car park as follows:

i) Out of the ten charging points, four are not working and have not been repaired despite being reported and informed they have been. Can you investigate why these electric vehicle charging points are not being fixed?

ii) Regularly, the electric vehicle charging points are occupied by non-electric vehicles which mean they are unavailable to drivers of electric vehicles. The residents have been told by NCP who manage the car park that they are under instructions from TFL not to prevent non-electric vehicle cars parking in the charging bays. Can you tell me what the policy is surrounding this issue and if this will be reviewed?

Answer

Answer for Electric vehicle charging points, Arnos Grove LU station

Answer for Electric vehicle charging points, Arnos Grove LU station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is aware of the ongoing issues with charge points in Arnos Grove station car park and has been in touch with UK Power Networks, which owns the units, to ensure that they are repaired as soon as possible.

The bays are currently designated for use by both electric vehicles (EVs) and non-electric vehicles.  I have asked TfL to consider designating some of the bays as EV use only due to the increasing levels of EV ownership.