Electric vehicle charging points

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2483
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What will you do to encourage a significant increase in the  siting of electric vehicle charging points; and in residential roads where there are no points, what is your view of  residents charging  from their homes to the street with safety cable?

Answer

Answer for Electric vehicle charging points

Answer for Electric vehicle charging points

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has developed a charging infrastructure location guidance document for London, which summarises a suite of evidence-based research commissioned by TfL and sets out projected future electric vehicle demand in London. This will help boroughs and the private sector identify where and how much charging infrastructure is needed for different categories of electric vehicle fleets and in different areas of London.

TfL is working with the London boroughs to locate additional sites for TfL's Rapid Charging Infrastructure Network project. TfL is on track to deliver this rapid charging infrastructure for taxi, private hire and commercial vehicle fleets, with 75 rapid charge points expected to be installed by the end of 2017.

London secured funding from Government to deliver its Go Ultra Low City Scheme.  This includes plans to increase the provision of on-street residential charging infrastructure in London, specifically for those residents without access to off-street parking.

The usage of charging cables between residents' homes and their vehicles may not be advisable as the cable represents a trip hazard. However, each London borough may want to provide advice to their residents based on their own legal advice.