Hackney Council is launching its first EV car clubs, as it reaches a new 300 charger milestone in its rollout of charging infrastructure.
The new EVs in the car clubs will have designated charging bays in Stoke Newington, on Londesborough Road and Defoe Road.
This adds to the existing 16 EVs currently available to Zipcar members.
The Council has worked with Allego and Siemens to deliver 200 new EV chargers in the last six months.
These include 24 new dual-socket fast-chargers that provide up to 22 kW of power and have the ability to charge cars and vans in about two to four hours and 180 lamp column chargers.
The car club cars will be charged using 7kW chargers provided by Agile streets who also provide publicly available smart charging in Hackney.
Drivers who want to connect to the new Agile streets charging points can make payment per kW via the Smoov App as a guest or with an account using debit or credit cards.
Hackney Council is currently also assessing bids from private sector partners to help deliver up to 2,000 new charging points in the borough by 2030.
The new EV car club bays have been implemented as part of local improvements that have been part-funded by the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund.
Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm said: “With the new car club and 300 new charging points, we are turbocharging Hackney for the electric vehicle transition, giving residents access to charging infrastructure that could save them hundreds of pounds every year.”