Electric vehicles - rapid charging network

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1384
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps are you taking to ensure that the rapid charging infrastructure needed to support London's new electric taxis and buses is ready by 2018?

Answer

Answer for Electric vehicles - rapid charging network

Answer for Electric vehicles - rapid charging network

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is working with suppliers to deliver 150 rapid charge points by 2018, rising to 300 by 2020. These are particularly intended to support the electrification of taxis, private hire vehicles and other commercial fleets.

In March 2016, TfL started procurement for a framework of suppliers for rapid charge points in London and is currently identifying potential charge point locations on TfL, borough and private land. TfL will make these sites ready for use by upgrading the power capacity where necessary. The first rapid charge points will be installed by summer 2017.

I am committed to delivering the electric charging infrastructure vital for a major expansion of electric vehicle use in London.