Lambeth

Car charging points contribute to Lambeth's environmental policy

More than 100 electric vehicle charging points have been fitted in Lambeth over the last year, as the council aims to improve air quality in the borough.

The chargers are part of the first round of installations in the area, and are an important part of Lambeth’s Air Quality Action Plan to reduce pollution on the capital’s roads.

Lambeth has 140 electric vehicle charging points, with 116 installed in the last year. 

These include rapid charging points, chargers that have been placed in existing street lamp columns and Transport for London points for electric freight vehicles and taxis. 

Councillor Claire Holland, cabinet member for environment and clean air, said: “Toxic air is a silent killer and we are committed to tackling this issue through a whole range of measures.

“Part of that is encouraging our residents to ditch polluting vehicles and use alternatives such as electric cars, so it is vital we provide the infrastructure to help them do that. 

“As more and more people and businesses are looking to switch to electric vehicles, these new charging points will ensure Lambeth keeps pace with this technological and societal change, which will have a fundamental effect on our air quality.”

The council has committed to having more than 200 electric charging points in the borough by 2022.

Residents can find out where their nearest charger is by visiting ZapMap, which shows all charging points in the city: www.zap-map.com

 

 

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