|Boost For Electric Car Owners|
More charging sockets being installed in East Putney
The council has announced that work is now underway installing another 167 new electric vehicle charging sockets across the borough, including in every suitable lampost in two zones in Putney and Battersea.
The council’s own fleet of cars, vans and lorries is gradually being replaced by electric versions. All will eventually go electric as suitable vehicles become available.
There are also EV choices available for those who don’t need to own a vehicle but want to enjoy occasional eco-friendly motoring.
The Zipcar Flex car club includes a proportion of EVs, offering a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to car ownership, providing electric vehicles to hire by the hour, day or longer periods. Wandsworth has the highest take-up rate of car club membership in the country with more than 31,000 registered members.
Cllr Locker added: “It’s becoming ever clearer by the day that the future of motoring is electric. All the major manufacturers have signalled they’ll soon be phasing out diesel and petrol engines while the Government has also announced that sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be outlawed within a generation.
“It’s vitally important that all levels of government, including city mayors and local councils start providing the infrastructure that will be needed to keep people on the move.
“Here in Wandsworth we are determined to be well ahead of the game. Ours is an ambitious programme which has the potential to achieve a real improvement in air quality. We’ve already done a lot to tackle the problem and this investment in electric vehicle infrastructure will help us do even more.”
For more information about electric vehicle ownership in the borough visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/driveelectric.
August 7, 2020