Businesses invited to map out locations for London EV chargers

A new initiative to find potential locations in London to install fast charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched. Transport for London (TfL) and the Energy Saving Trust […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new initiative to find potential locations in London to install fast charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched.

Transport for London (TfL) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) are calling on business fleets operating vehicles up to 12.5 tonnes to help map out where the network of rapid chargepoints could be located in the capital.

Those participating in the project will receive a tailored report showing where there is a business case for getting EVs within their fleets.

The project builds on the EST’s Plugged-in Fleet Initiative, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and TfL, which helped more than 100 organisations understand how plug-in vehicles could work for them.

Ian Wainwright, Head of the Freight and Fleet Programmes at TfL said: “The ‘Rapid Chargepoint Mapping’ project will help deliver more efficient electric fleets and improved air quality for all.

“Ensuring the most suitable locations are selected for charging points will vastly improve the efficiency of electric vehicles, helping to make them the economical alternative for fleets.”

The EST’s fleet analysis revealed potential fuel savings of 75% for businesses going electric.