London,
10
May
2019
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12:26
Europe/London

Improved electric vehicle charging infrastructure rolled out across Camden

89 new residential lamp post electric vehicle-charging points have recently been installed across Camden as part of the council’s commitment to ensure the borough is a clean, vibrant and sustainable place in line with its Camden 2025 vision.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment
“We need to radically change the way we all move around and ensure that travel becomes healthier, safer, sustainable and more affordable. Camden’s newly agreed Transport Strategy puts this at its heart, including aiming to reduce emissions from transport. That is why we are installing new electric vehicle chargers: to further encourage the use of cleaner electrical vehicles now and in the future.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment

The council successfully bid for funding for the charging points from the Go Ultra Low City scheme, organised by London Councils. The council has installed the new charging points on lampposts, predominately on residential streets in the borough.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment
“The new chargers have been installed so they are flush on the lampposts, minimising street clutter.

“Users can either charge by pay as you go or sign up with Ubitricity for a reduced (kilowatt hour) price.

“We are also currently investigating further funding opportunities to install more column chargers in the upcoming months so that we can provide the most convenient service to our residents.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment