Electric vehicles

Leading the charge for electric vehicles 

We believe electric vehicles are the future of travel. It’s better for the planet, reducing exhaust emissions and helping improve air quality.

Because of this, we want to do all we can to make driving and owning an electric vehicle in H&F as easy as possible.

We have:

  • installed the largest network of on-street charging points in London providing over 350 destination charge points offering either a 7 or 22 kWh charge
  • continued to develop our network of lamppost column charging points, now numbering over 1,200, with a further 1,000 planned for delivery this year
  • installed the highest number of on street 50 kWh rapid charge points in London, with 10 across the borough, including 2 mini-hubs of 3 x CPs
  • delivered over 100 dedicated charging bays in partnership with Liberty Charge as part of an InnovateUK funded project to utilise existing infrastructure.

There are now close to 2,000 charging points across the borough, and our network continues to grow. 

Every home or office is now within at least 400 metres of a charging point. There are also electric charging points on private land, including some garage forecourts and in the car park of the Westfield London shopping centre.

We also want to encourage our residents to make the switch so are offering a variety of green permit discounts. Find out about electric vehicle parking permits.

Electric vehicles registered in H&F

The number of electric vehicles registered in H&F has grown from 46 in 2013 to 2,464 in 2020.

The registrations for each year are:

  • 2013 - 46
  • 2014 - 69
  • 2015 - 109
  • 2016 - 187
  • 2017 - 347
  • 2018 - 821
  • 2019 - 1,676
  • 2020 - 2,464
  • 2021 - 2,872

Lamppost column charging points

We currently have over 1,200 lamppost column charging points across the borough, operated by Ubitricity and SureCharge.

We are set to reach 3,000 charge points, one in every streets in the borough, by the end of 2022.

Some of the benefits of lamppost charging points include:

  • less clutter by using existing 'street furniture' 
  • uses existing electricity supply and pre-existing network
  • more chance of being able to charge near your home.

To further support or residents in finding convenient, cost effective and accessible charge points close to their home we have delivered the largest network of dedicated charging bays service lamp column charge points in the country.

Electric vehicle charging bays

Users of any electric vehicle charge point must follow the restrictions displayed on the signs relevant to the location. Find out more about using EV charging bays.

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Image caption: Image 2: From left to right, Cllr Wesley Harcourt, James Everley, Cllr Stephen Cowan and electric car owner Marcela Kelly

Find my nearest charging point

You can find real-time information for all public and private charge points on PlugShare or Zap-Map to make sure you’ll never run out of charge.

Can I charge from my home supply?

If you have a private driveway or off-street parking, you may be able to charge your car directly from your home’s mains supply, as long as all equipment is wholly contained on your private land.

If you don’t have access to private off-street parking you may have considered running a cable across the pavement to your car, we don’t support this activity as it can cause a trip hazard and electrically this is likely to be unsafe. It would be better to consider using a lamppost column charging point. If you don’t have one of these near your home or work, you can suggest a location for a lamp column charging point for us to consider.

If you do trail a cable over the pavement, it will be regarded as an illegal hazard and an obstruction to the public highway which will be subject to enforcement and possible prosecution under the Highways Act 1980.

Suggest a location for a lamp column charging point

Do you know a good location for a lamppost column charging point? We'll consider all locations. To suggest a location for a lamp column charging point simply complete our short survey, here.

Why should I go electric?

Electric cars produce no exhaust emissions, so they play a massive part in helping reduce local levels of air pollution.

With zero exhaust emissions* electric cars are exempt from road tax (vehicle excise duty) and depending on the battery, could be cheaper to run overall than using a petrol or diesel car. *Hybrid vehicles, which have both petrol and electric motors, may differ in exhaust emissions.

We offer low emissions vehicles a great discount on your parking permit.

H&F Shared Electric Van Service

We've teamed up with Zipcar, Fulham Broadway BID, W12 LandSec, and the Park Royal Business Group (PRBG) to launch the first shared electric van service for small and medium businesses in Hammersmith & Fulham.

With 4 vehicles available for use across the borough, jump into one of the electric vans and help reduce traffic, congestion and air pollution levels in H&F.

Book a Zipcar slot

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