Liberty Charge has begun its UK rollout of EV charge points, installing an initial 20 across ten sites in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The charging points will be operated by EV DOT, a publicly accessible charging network owned and operated by BMM Networks.
They will provide access to a charging capacity of up to 22 kW and cost EV drivers 30p per kWh to charge.
More areas for deployment will be confirmed during this year as Liberty Charge continues discussions with local authorities throughout the UK.
Liberty Charge – a joint venture created by Liberty Global and Zouk Capital – was set up last May, and uses Virgin Media’s network infrastructure, deployment capabilities and relationships with local authorities.
Neil Isaacson, CEO, Liberty Charge, said, “Recent research has highlighted the need to do much more to meet the rising consumer demand for electric vehicles charging if the UK government’s carbon neutral targets are to be met.
“There are many challenges on the road to net zero and at Liberty Charge we’re doing everything we can to ensure that charging infrastructure is not a limiting factor.
“We look forward to partnering with other local authorities to give residents more opportunities to charge their electric vehicles on the street.”
Cllr Clyde Loakes, deputy leader, Waltham Forest Council, added, “Waltham Forest is dedicated to enabling people to convert to EVs to reduce vehicle related emissions and promote more sustainable forms of transport.
“Working with Liberty Charge, which can tap into Virgin Media’s infrastructure and capabilities, is a logical decision to maximise expertise, minimise disruption and help build a best-in-class on-street charging network.”