Electric vehicle charging in Tower Hamlets

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In March 2019 the council declared a climate emergency. This commits the council to becoming a net a net zero carbon council by 2025 and a net zero carbon borough by 2050 or sooner. Reducing emissions from transport will be a key part of our achieving out carbon reduction commitments.

Furthermore, Tower Hamlets has the fifth highest level of air pollution in London and around 40% of our residents live in areas that breach EU and government guidance on safe levels of air pollution. The swift transition to electric vehicles will be one of the most important actions to achieve our net zero and air quality objectives.

Current provision of public charging points in Tower Hamlets

There are three types of charging point that are often publicly available. Since 2018 we have installed 23 fast charging points through the Source London network and over 98 slow charging points on street lighting columns through Ubitricity. The locations of all charging points in Tower Hamlets can be found on the Zap Map website.

Future plans for public charging

By mid-2020, Tower Hamlets had 1091 plug-in cars and light goods vehicles, an increase of 66% from the previous year which is the 3rd highest growth rate in inner London and higher than the growth rate for London which was just under 51%.

Through our new electric vehicle delivery plan (2021-2025) we set out ambitious targets for new public charging points in the borough. Through the plan we will install a network of 1100 residential charging points across the borough by 2025 ensuring most residents are no longer than 3 minutes’ walk from a residential charging point. These residential charging points will be delivered through a mix of 5kw lamp column points, 7kw fast, and 50kw rapid charging points.

Request a charging point near you

Please use the map below to suggest a location for new charging points. This will be used to inform locations for the next roll out of charging points.

In March 2019 the council declared a climate emergency. This commits the council to becoming a net a net zero carbon council by 2025 and a net zero carbon borough by 2050 or sooner. Reducing emissions from transport will be a key part of our achieving out carbon reduction commitments.

Furthermore, Tower Hamlets has the fifth highest level of air pollution in London and around 40% of our residents live in areas that breach EU and government guidance on safe levels of air pollution. The swift transition to electric vehicles will be one of the most important actions to achieve our net zero and air quality objectives.

Current provision of public charging points in Tower Hamlets

There are three types of charging point that are often publicly available. Since 2018 we have installed 23 fast charging points through the Source London network and over 98 slow charging points on street lighting columns through Ubitricity. The locations of all charging points in Tower Hamlets can be found on the Zap Map website.

Future plans for public charging

By mid-2020, Tower Hamlets had 1091 plug-in cars and light goods vehicles, an increase of 66% from the previous year which is the 3rd highest growth rate in inner London and higher than the growth rate for London which was just under 51%.

Through our new electric vehicle delivery plan (2021-2025) we set out ambitious targets for new public charging points in the borough. Through the plan we will install a network of 1100 residential charging points across the borough by 2025 ensuring most residents are no longer than 3 minutes’ walk from a residential charging point. These residential charging points will be delivered through a mix of 5kw lamp column points, 7kw fast, and 50kw rapid charging points.

Request a charging point near you

Please use the map below to suggest a location for new charging points. This will be used to inform locations for the next roll out of charging points.

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Page last updated: 24 October 2021, 00:29