Camden adds 150 charge points for electric cars to its public network
Electric car drivers in Camden can now benefit from 150 new charge points across the borough. These charge points will be added on the existing Source London public charging network, operated by TotalEnergies.
“Rolling out an electric charging network in Camden is an important part of decarbonising transport and improving air quality in the borough.
“Alongside making it easier to walk, cycle, and take the bus, the electrification of all forms of transport is an essential part of the shift we need to make.”
A further benefit for the users of these new charge points in Camden is that from midnight to 7am, the pricing scheme is only based on charged energy - meaning drivers can leave their vehicle overnight at no further cost.
These new fast charge points, most of which were funded by the Department for Transport’s On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), join the existing network in Camden of 248 lamp column charge points, 95 fast charge points and 9 rapid charge points.
This boost to electric mobility in Camden is vital to support the borough’s Transport Strategy, Clean Air Action Plan and Climate Action Plan, which all call for the development of a network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Funding for 81 of the fast chargers was secured from the UK Government’s ORCS scheme, provided by the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, with the scheme administered through Energy Saving Trust.
TotalEnergies already operates more than 2,000 charge points across London and aims to double this network in five years
Local Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) provided by West Hampstead Councillors has also been used to provide 16 charge points in this Ward.
Councillor Harrison added: “Through our Citizens’ Assembly, People in Camden told us that tackling the climate emergency is a priority.
“Giving people an alternative to polluting vehicles is a key to achieve this. I’m glad that we’re responding to this call by giving people the means to make a positive change to their behaviour.”
Nicolas Garnier, Managing Director of TotalEnergies Charging Solutions UK, said: “Through this latest project achievement with the London Borough of Camden, TotalEnergies is demonstrating its reliability to support local authorities with their timebound emission reduction agenda. We continuously work to offer convenience and reliability to boost car owners’ confidence to switch to electric mobility. As such, our solution quiver provides robust alternatives to boroughs, companies and partners to achieve their decarbonisation in and around London.”
Tim Anderson, Group Head of Transport, Energy Saving Trust, said: “The provision of on-street public charging infrastructure is essential to ensure electric vehicles are available and can be used by everyone, not just those with the means to charge on their own driveway. It’s inspiring to see Camden Council delivering against their goals to make electric vehicle charging accessible and practical for all residents across the borough.”
The above image shows from left to right: Nicolas Garnier (Managing Director of TotalEnergies Charging Solutions UK), Councillor Shiva Tiwari, Councillor Adam Harrison Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden, Councillor Sharon Hardwick, Councillor Nazma Rahman, Fred Leballois (General Manager, TotalEnergies Charging Services UK)
- Camden’s Electric Vehicle Charging Point Plan lays out the strategy for improving access to electric vehicle charging in the borough.
- Electric car drivers can find their nearest charging point using Zap Map.
- Source London Mobility Solutions were procured under the Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS) framework to deliver these 97 charge points.
- 23 of the charge points installed by TotalEnergies on the Source London electric public charging network were fully funded under their Pan London Scheme Agreement.