H&F unveils 138 new electric vehicle charging points
It’s never been easier to charge an electric vehicle in the borough as Hammersmith & Fulham Council unveils 138 new electric vehicle charging points.
“We want to make it easier for local residents and businesses to help us tackle the climate emergency locally,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for the Environment.
“Our ever-expanding network of electric vehicle charging points is doing just that as it drives down exhaust emissions and improves air quality for local residents and visitors as more residents drive and own electric vehicles.”
The number of electric vehicles registered in H&F has grown from 46 in 2013 to more than 2,400 electric vehicles.
Now, local residents and businesses are no more than 400 metres from a charging point.
H&F has one of the largest number of charge points in the country with more than 470 publicly available for residents, businesses and visitors to use on our streets – 315 of them on lamppost columns.
Our electric vehicle charging point rollout is just part of the urgent actions we are taking to tackle the climate emergency as we aim to make H&F carbon net-zero by 2030.
The borough also has the biggest network of rapid charging points in London.
Rapid-charging points reduce the time needed to charge vehicles, typically giving a full charge up to ten times faster than a normal charging point.
There are 10 rapid-charging points in H&F based in:
- Lillie Road, Fulham
- Rowan Road, Hammersmith
- Talgarth Road, Hammersmith
- mini hub of three charge points in Sussex Place, Hammersmith
- A40 Westway
- mini hub of three charge points in Scrubs Lane, White City.
We have also launched the first electric van service for small businesses in Fulham in partnership with Zipcar and Fulham Broadway BID.
The new electric van is free to use for qualifying businesses based in Fulham including market traders on North End Road Market.
We will be introducing additional free-to-use electric vans for businesses in Shepherds Bush and Old Oak later this year.
Are you a local business? Find out more about getting an electric vehicle charging point for your business here.
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