Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Electric vehicle smart charging

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

How do the Governments proposals for Electric Vehicle Smart Charging compare to your new draft London plan policies?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

London’s Environment Strategy sets out an objective for developing smart, integrated energy systems utilising local and renewable resources. Furthermore, London’s new Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Delivery Plan identifies an explicit need to explore alternative and smart power supply options, such as battery storage, so that we can accelerate the rollout of charge points in the capital.

The Government has set out a series of proposals to maximise the use of smart charging technologies, which aims to support the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). These proposals are not directly comparable to the planning policies of the draft London Plan, which support the delivery of physical EV charging infrastructure, however, the use of smart charging technologies complements the Plan’s policies by helping to manage the impact of increased EV use (for example by shifting the demand for electricity out of peak hours).