London rapid charge point expansion urged

Published:  07 December, 2021

London has been urged to fast-track its expansion of rapid charge points in the city. According to Zipcar UK’s 2021 Sustainability Report, a major acceleration is vital so London can reach the target set in the Mayor’s 2019 Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Delivery Plan. This estimated that the city needs 4,000 rapid chargers by 2025. At present there are only 500.

In addition, the Report stresses the role car clubs can play in delivering zero emission driving in city centres, and also calls for more policy changes including discounts for car clubs in areas such as the congestion charge, and for parking permit incentives for EV car clubs.

James Taylor, General Manager at Zipcar UK said: “The UK government has set clear targets for stopping the sales of fossil fuelled vehicles by 2030, with a focus on switching to electric vehicles, but there is more that can and needs to be done. We are at a pivotal moment to make urban mobility more responsible, equitable and sustainable.

“Whilst charging infrastructure has improved in the past three years and it is encouraging to see the government set out a commitment to support car clubs to go fully electric, significant further investment is needed in the infrastructure if we are to achieve our vision.”

To read the full 2021 Sustainability Report visit: https://manifest-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=14mGwAM85Bd0XjRBIL2_K6E4wP-bRQ50iQSo0U_-kX1Y-1409580211&key=YAMMID-1638871352566&link=https://www.dropbox.com/s/lzl8e10kjqh0mj1/Zipcar%20-%20Impact%20report%202021.pdf?dl=0

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