Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to increase the number of electric car charging points exponentially for 2025.
The plan will see London aim to host between 2,300 and 4,100 rapid charging points on its streets, alongside a network of between 33,700 and 47,500 regular charging points.
Khan told Auto Express that a “lack of infrastructure” for EV motorists is behind the plan, which will see rapid growth in charging options.
The capital is currently on course to hit a previously set target for infrastructure ahead of 2020, that being between 200 and 400 rapid chargers across the city, as well as an additional 3,400 to 4,700 other charging points.
The immediate plans for London’s EV charging solutions include five flagship ‘charging hubs’, which will be introduced to the city centre before the end of 2019. In addition, ultra-rapid chargers are to be installed on petrol station forecourts.
The plans will also see London residents able to request new charging infrastructure from their local authority.
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June 18, 2019