Ealing is set to install new on-street EV chargers, owned and operated by Liberty Charge and delivered via its strategic partner Virgin Media 02.
Due to be completed in December, the first batch are located at 12 different sites in the borough amounting to 48 charging sockets.
These installations follow a high number of resident requests from Ealing’s EV drivers, eager to see more EV chargers close to their homes.
Ealing Council has also committed to a further two tranches of charge points, with a total of 34 new sites to be completed in early 2023 and more to come later in the year.
The investment comes as part of the council’s commitment to creating accessible charge points for those without a driveway or home charging option.
Councillor Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council said, “This is just the beginning, we are committed to working together to boost the number of EV charge points across the borough as we strive to achieve net zero in carbon emissions for the borough by 2030.
“We want to rapidly expand the number of accessible EV charge points for those without a driveway or home charging option.
“It is vital that local people are given a say in where these chargers are being installed which is why have a further 216 EV charging sockets due for consultation in early 2023.”
Neil Isaacson, CEO Liberty Charge, said, “We’re really proud to partner with Ealing Council, offering a solution that comes at no cost to the taxpayer to make charging an EV accessible to everyone in the borough.
“Collaboration with the council and residents is paramount to securing the right chargers at the right speed in the right place – so the borough enjoys full EV charging optimisation.”