Funding for Low Emission Vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3213
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In response to a question I asked about funding for Low Emission Vehicles last year, it was stated that Central Government provided funding through three streams one of which was the 'Go Ultra Low City Scheme', which provided £13m to help TfL and the boroughs deliver residential charging infrastructure, install electric bays for car club and to provide charge points for commercial fleets. Can you please provide an update on the progress of this scheme?

Answer

Answer for Funding for Low Emission Vehicles

Answer for Funding for Low Emission Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 'Go Ultra Low City Scheme' aims to deliver on-street charging points for residents in London without off-street parking and to help enable car clubs to switch to ultra-low emission vehicles. An procurement approach for these charge points is currently being developed, and charge point installations are expected in the first half of 2018.

The 'Go Ultra Low City Scheme' funding also contributes to TfL's rapid charging infrastructure project. For an update on this project, please see the answers to MQs 2017/3173, 2017/3175 and 2017/3176.

The funding was also used to enable boroughs to test innovation through 'Neighbourhoods of the Future' projects.  Each borough, and Heathrow, which also received some funding, are progressing well with their projects.