Hammersmith & Fulham Council is working with FM Conway to deliver a new generation of easy-to-install chargers for electric vehicles.
The new partnership is set to help H&F surpass its next big milestone of 3,000 charge points in the borough by the end of 2022, three months sooner than anticipated.
“Hammersmith & Fulham is on the fast track to creating the best e-charge infrastructure in Britain,” said Cllr Stephen Cowan, leader of H&F Council.
“With this revolutionary piece of technology, we’ve found a way to connect more parts of the borough to the grid even faster,” he added.
Unlike other lamppost chargers, FM Conway’s electrical vehicle charging solution , ‘SureCharge’ – can easily be attached to any existing streetlight column in the borough, removing the need for disruptive and costly construction.
The new 5.5kWh chargers use 100 per cent renewable energy, with a cost of 28p per kilowatt hour.
As H&F meets the growing e-charge demand, the new scheme will see 2,000 chargers installed borough-wide. The decision follows the Council’s recent commitment to invest £5m in local electric vehicle infrastructure.
Next to walking, cycling and public transport, electric cars are one the best ways to help improve local air quality as they produce no exhaust emissions.
“We encourage all those of our residents, who need or still want a new car, to make the switch to an electric one,” added Cllr Cowan.
To give them the confidence to do so, H&F is forging ahead with its unparalleled charge point rollout. By the end of 2022, there will be at least one EV charger installed in every street in the borough.
“And we’re matching quantity with quality,” said Cllr Cowan. “We’re working with top partners, like FM Conway, to develop both cost-effective and state-of-the-art technologies.”
H&F already has the highest number of charge points per resident anywhere in country, including 10 24-hour rapid charge points and the world’s first ever Shell EV charging hub.
© London West (powered by ukpropertyforums.com).
Sign up to receive your free bi-weekly London West journal here