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81 new charging points unveiled for electric car owners

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured left to right are Cllr Wesley Harcourt, James Everley, Cllr Stephen Cowan and car owner Marcela Kelly

Eighty-one new lamppost charging points for electric cars have been installed in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The new locations come as H&F Council continues its drive to make owning and driving electric vehicles as accessible and affordable as possible.

The council is on track to have more than 250 charging points available in the borough by the end of the year.

“We’re determined to make it easier for people to move away from polluting vehicles and into electric vehicles,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for the Environment.

“That’s why we’re creating one of the biggest electric charging networks in London. It’s all part of our aim of being the greenest borough in Britain.”

The lamppost column charging points help residents find a charging point nearer to their home, but allow the parking spaces to still be used by other vehicles when not charging an electric car.

Convenient and less clutter

By using lamppost columns there’s no need for new infrastructure as there’s a post and power supply already in place, so there’s less clutter on the pavement

It further reduces the need for residents to run a cable from their home across the pavement to charge their car.

The new charging points have been funded through the London Councils’ ‘Go Ultra Low City Scheme’. For more details about using one of the new lamppost chargers, visit the Ubitricity website.

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