Rapid charging points for electric vehicles

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your response to my question 2017/0487 you said that by January 2018 your aim was to have at least 70 rapid charging points for electric vehicles fully operational.  What are your current projections for fully operational charging points and how many of these will be dedicated for taxis? Can you provide location details, broken down by borough and indicating which are for taxis?


Answer for Rapid charging points for electric vehicles

Answer for Rapid charging points for electric vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to delivering rapid charging infrastructure to support the introduction of new licensing requirements for zero emission capable taxis in January. We are making a substantial investment of £18 million to unlock potential sites and has appointed five suppliers to fund, maintain, operate and install the network.

TfL has been working closely with the London boroughs and private land owners to identify suitable sites across London for rapid charge points. A large number of sites have been proposed including locations on the borough and TfL road networks and off-street sites on TfL, borough and private land. As all of these sites are subject to feasibility assessments, town planning and new electricity connectivity, it is very difficult to forecast precisely which sites will become operational in what order. TfL will publicise the locations of rapid charge points across London as soon as the town planning processes have been completed for each site.

Taxi drivers will be able to use all of the new rapid charge points although there will be a proportion dedicated to taxis at locations accessible only to taxis such as rest ranks.