November 13, 2017

Electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities which draw on 100% renewable energy from street lamp posts are set to be placed on the streets of Kensington and Chelsea, creating the largest network of its kind in central London.

A project between the borough council and tech companies OVO and ubitricity will fast track the installation of 50 charging points, it was announced today (13 November).

Following a trial earlier this year, ubitricity’s SimpleSockets will now be available next to pay and display parking bays 24 hours a day.

The charge points will help cater for a growing demand for EV charging facilities in the area, Kensington and Chelsea Councillor Gerard Hargreaves said.

 

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