Electric vehicle infrastructure taskforce delivery plan

MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The London electric vehicle infrastructure delivery plan, published in June 2019, acknowledges problems with electric vehicle charging points on the footway, saying: “Bulky chargers and cabinets, when located on the footway, can have a detrimental impact on pedestrians, particularly for larger scales of deployment. As well as locating charge points in the carriageway where safe to do so, creative, low-cost and low street-impact charger options are beginning to come to market with designs encompassing lamppost chargers, pop-up chargers, hidden sockets in the ground and small charging mounds.” Why was no reference included to the provision of ‘pedestrian clear zones’ or clear minimum width standards that take account of disability mobility requirements on the footway?


Answer for Electric vehicle infrastructure taskforce delivery plan
Electric vehicle infrastructure taskforce delivery plan

Electric vehicle infrastructure taskforce delivery plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In March this year, Transport for London (TfL)’s Streetscape Guidance document (Fourth Edition) was updated. Under Part E Kerbside activity: (10.5) Electrical Vehicle Charge Points, there are specific references to ‘pedestrian clear zones’ and 2000mm minimum footway width.

Additionally, one of the outputs from the Delivery Plan is to publish guidance on charge point installation for both public and private sector.

TfL is working to produce the London Electrical Vehicle Charge Point Guidance to be published in Spring 2020. It will cover details on the design layout of electric charge point facilities particularly regarding the streetscape and will include considerations for disability mobility requirements.