Westminster Council has appointed Siemens to install a network of an extra 500 ubitricity EV charge points in the borough by the end of March 2023.
The additional charge points are set to expand the council’s existing network to more than 2,000.
These charge points, which are installed directly into existing street lampposts in key residential and commercial locations, charge at a speed of up to 5kW.
Siemens has now completed more than 4,500 ubitricity charge point installations across London, significantly funded from the Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme.
Last month, the council, in partnership with Veolia, rolled out a fleet of new electric street cleaner bikes.
Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality at Westminster City Council, said: “Westminster has some of the highest carbon emissions and poorest air quality of any local authority and urgent steps need to be taken if we want to improve.
“15% of all residents with parking permits are those with electric vehicles, and while this is double the amount from 2020, the council is working towards a scenario where all resident vehicles in Westminster become electric in the future.”
Michael Sharkey from Siemens eMobility said, “Westminster has built an impressive on-street electric vehicle charging network, making the transition to EV much more accessible to their residents.
“These latest installs will bring the number of on-street chargers in Westminster to over 2,000 – the highest number of any London borough. It will be a valuable asset to those who live and work in Westminster and a blueprint for other local councils to use.”