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Dedicated charging points for electric taxis – update (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

What is the ratio of dedicated charging points for electric taxis?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As of 8 October, Transport for London had installed 207 rapid charging points, all of which are available for taxis and 73 (35 per cent) are dedicated to taxi use only. That equates to a ratio of 1.8 public rapid charging points for every 1 taxi-dedicated charge point.

Following the publication of the London EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan, the number of rapid charging points in London will continue to be monitored, including the increasing amount being delivered by the private sector. The Delivery Plan concluded that different types of chargers currently suit different user needs, and a mix of rapid and slower chargers will continue to be needed to 2025. Furthermore, the modelling for the plan gave us confidence the current delivery schedule in London will be enough to deal with the expected uptake of electric vehicles, including the taxi trade.