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Electricity Grid

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

What work have you undertaken to ensure the electricity grid is fit for purpose and will not impede the electric car roll out in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I have modelled (see my Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Delivery Plan and 1.5o C Compatible Climate Plan) whether the deployment of charging infrastructure and electricity networks in London are sufficient to meet the needs of current and projected electric vehicle (EV) uptake. My EV Infrastructure Taskforce, which included UK Power Networks and Scottish and Southern Electricity Enterprise, concluded that London’s electricity grid is ready to support the increased up-take of electric vehicles in London. I am now working with partners on the Taksforce recommendations around how, when and where to increase London's electric vehicle infrastructure, and develop a network of electric vehicle charging points in London to help Londoners charge their vehicle quickly and efficiently.