Ubitricity has signed an agreement to install and manage 310 new on-street Siemens EV charge points for Redbridge Council in London.
Through the partnership the company – a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell – will begin installing the first tranche of points from September 2023.
The new on-street public charge points, which will charge at a speed of up to 5kW, have been funded through the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Ubitricity.
They will give people without the ability to charge on a private driveway increased confidence to make the switch to electric.
Redbridge Council has previously identified transport as one of the largest sources of carbon emissions in the borough, making it one of their key areas for action in tackling climate change.
Toby Butler, Ubitricity UK managing director, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Redbridge Council and contribute to the expansion of their EV infrastructure with the installation of over 300 new on-street charge points.
“At Ubitricity, we are dedicated to facilitating the transition to greener transport options, and this project with Redbridge Council is a testament to our commitment. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this project will have on the local community and the environment.”
Cllr Jo Blackman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said, “This is another big step towards ensuring we have the proper infrastructure in place to ensure there are no barriers to people using electric vehicles.
“Using greener and more sustainable transport to get around our local area is one way in which we can reduce our carbon footprint on the borough and play our part in tackling the climate crisis for a greener and healthier Redbridge.”