The new charging points have been installed in readiness for the electrification of the council's fleet of vehicles

Electrifying news – council’s fleet to help tackle the climate emergency

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Image captionThe new charging points have been installed in readiness for the electrification of the council's fleet of vehicles

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has installed 14 new electric charging points at its main transport depot in Bagley’s Lane, Fulham in readiness for electrifying its fleet of vehicles.

After hitting its year-end target of installing 250 electric charge points in H&F’s streets early, the council is turning attention to its own fleet and infrastructure as efforts to tackle the climate emergency hasten.

After providing 339 publicly available charging points for residents and visitors, the council is now building up its own network to ensure a greener future.

“Our comprehensive network of electric charge points means that every home or office in the borough should now be well within 400 metres of one,” said Cllr Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for the Environment.

“And as well as providing for our residents and businesses, we’re getting our own infrastructure in place to meet our ambitious carbon reduction targets, so we can tackle the climate emergency head-on.”


Image caption: H&F Council trialled an electric refuse vehicle this year in readiness for electrification of its fleet

Doubling the network

Hammersmith & Fulham has more rapid-charge points than any other London borough and the overall network continues to grow. The council’s next goal is to double the current 339 charge points with an additional 400 over the next six to eight months.

 “In July last year, we set a target for the whole of the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2030,” added Cllr Harcourt added.

“Because we believe in doing things with residents, not to them, we set our own ambitious target to decarbonise our council vehicles by 2022.

“Our new electric infrastructure takes us a step closer to consolidating, reducing and electrifying our fleet and to meeting our share of the net zero target.”

Electric vehicles reduce noise as well as carbon emissions and air pollution. In addition to the environmental benefits of switching to electric, the council offers financial incentives in the shape of discounted parking permits.

Find out what else is being done in H&F to address the climate and ecological emergency.

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