Do you have an electric car? Are you worried about travelling outside your city due to lack of charging points?
Well, a new agreement between EV charging networks, Source London and Source East means members of both schemes can now travel between the capital and the East of England and use the other’s charge points free of charge.
This includes access to around 980 charging points throughout the areas, which is hoped will encourage EVs to become a more common site on the roads.
Nick Fairholme, TfL Director for Source London said: “The growth in the electric vehicle market is very encouraging and by building the infrastructure to support these vehicles, we expect them to become even more accessible. London’s network of charge points guarantees our members are never far away from a charge point. This arrangement between Source London and Source East means they can now comfortably travel outside London also safe in the knowledge that they are never too far from a charge point.”
Source London claims the capital’s EV charging point network is the UK’s largest and could be one of the world’s largest urban networks by 2013. It aims to have 800 publicly accessible charge points, one within 25 miles of all businesses and residents in the Eastern counties.