In Westminster there are 60 on-street 3kw or 7kw recharging points. More are being added to provide greater coverage for the growing number of electric vehicle owners.
There are dedicated charging bays where you can charge for up to 4 hours from 8.30am to 6.30pm every day, as well as points fitted into lamp posts, alongside existing resident or pay-to-park bays (see below for more details about this).
Once you have charged your vehicle, please move off the bay or unplug from the lamp post, so that others can use it.
In London around 90 per cent of all car trips are less than 10km, making electric vehicles an ideal choice for an emission free short trip within London.
There is no vehicle tax to pay on electric vehicles and grants are still available from central government to encourage people to purchase one, visit Energy Saving Trust for more information. Running costs are lower than petrol and diesel vehicles and electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions of CO2 or the air pollutants which have a detrimental effect on human health.
Other benefits of running an electric vehicle in include:
The points are operated by Source London, Chargemaster, PodPoint and Ubitricity. Search the map to find the points nearest to you and then visit the operator’s website for details of how to access the points. Fees to use the points are being introduced and these vary by operator. You can either join a pay monthly scheme or pay as you go (operator dependent).
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are available to drive as part of the Westminster car club scheme.