New electric vehicle charging points have gone live in five more locations across Hammersmith & Fulham as the council continues to make it easier for motorists to ditch fossil fuels.
Charging bays have opened this month in Hammersmith Bridge Road, Rainsville Road, Australia Road, Steventon Road and Clancarty Road.
A further four bays in Eddiscombe Road and two in MacFarlane Road are set to go live next month, bringing the council’s total to 103 bays in 34 locations.
“We want to be the greenest borough in the country and this means making the shift to electric vehicles as easy as possible for residents,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“That’s why we’re growing the biggest network of on-street charging points in London.
“We are also trialling new lamppost-based charging points and are working with Transport for London to deliver rapid-charging bays to make is as convenient as possible to find a charging point.”
Making EV easy
Last month, we started to trial street lamp column charging points in Westcroft Square, Hammersmith.
This follows on from the launch earlier this year of Blue City, London’s first fully electric car-sharing service.
As an incentive for residents, H&F Council negotiated one year’s free Blue City membership for those who live and work in the borough.
H&F Council aims to have a total of 150 on-street parking points (in addition to lamppost charging points) by the end of the year.
Growing our network
We want to make sure our network of electric vehicle charging points reflects the demand from local residents.
If you currently own an electric vehicle, or are thinking of switching and would like a charging point installed in your area, you can let us know here - Request an electric vehicle charging point.
We will then use this map to look for clusters of where residents are interested in order that we choose locations that best meet the demand.
Our green credentials
- We’ve been working with residents to tackle air pollution
- We’re encouraging residents to plant up tree bases
- We’ve launched a resident-led commission to boost biodiversity
- We’re promoting cycling and sustainable transport
- We were the first London borough to halt standardised spraying of glyphosate chemical herbicides
- Introduced a Street Czar to help keep our streets clean and tidy
- See what else we’re doing to become the greenest borough in the country