Aimed at making the electric car option more viable for residents
Above: Phase One charging points
41 new electric car charging points at 13 new sites across the borough are to be introduced by late summer, the Council has announced.
Work to install the charging equipment at these 13 locations is expected to have been completed by the middle of September.
By the end of this year the Council says there will be at least another 60 points at 20 more proposed locations, subject to local consultation. This is aimed at make owning and running an electric car a viable option for thousands more Wandsworth residents.
The charging points each have their own parking space and can only be used by electric vehicles whilst being charged. Cars or vans that occupy them when not being powered up will be penalised.
Environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook says, “We are making it easier for our residents to switch to more environmentally friendly motoring. We are providing the infrastructure that’s needed to make owning an electric vehicle a viable option.
“Within a few months there will be more than 100 charging points across the borough and we are looking beyond this to extend the infrastructure even further. This is the future of motoring and we intend to play our part in making it happen.”
This current phase of installations are happening at the following locations, with the number of charging points shown in brackets
Brudenell Road, Tooting (3)
Fallsbrook Road, Tooting (3)
Haldane Place, Earlsfield (5)
Openview, Earlsfield (3)
Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea (3)
Rectory Lane, Tooting (3)
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea (3)
Bramfield Road, Battersea (2)
Clonmore Street, Southfields (3)
Coverton Road, Tooting (2)
Grant Road, Battersea (5)
Sistova Road, Balham (3)
St John’s Avenue, Putney (3)
A number of private companies have also provided publically accessible charging points within Wandsworth and across the capital. These locations can be found online.
For more information about electric vehicle ownership in the borough visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/driveelectric.
July 31, 2017