New rapid charge points

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered at on 10 January 2020.

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What is the timeline for setting up new rapid charge points, as part of TfL’s £18m investment in electric vehicle infrastructure?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Thanks to this investment London has a flourishing public rapid charging network and is one of the leading world cities. By the end 2019, 226 rapid charge points were delivered by TfL, in addition to a further 100 by the private sector. TfL have a target to deliver at least 300 by the end of 2020.

In addition, I am pleased to report that London’s first rapid charging hub was launched in Stratford in December 2019. This received some grant funding from TfL and is the first of five planned across the capital by 2025 as part of London’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan.

London’s rapid charging network is also supported by a growing network of smaller, slower charging points in residential areas. Boroughs participating in London’s £13 million Go Ultra Low City Scheme have installed 1,500 charging points across the capital to help Londoners without access to off-street parking and a further 1,000 are planned for 2020.