New public charging points for electric cars and vans are currently being installed across Croydon, as part of the borough’s commitment to have 400 public charging points by 2022.
The first 8 new Source London charging points have been installed with 7kW chargers on Edridge Road and Tavistock Road and a 22kW charging point on Colson Road. In potentially popular locations Blue Point London will install one or two charging points, and prepare the ground to add more as needed.
Rapid (50kW) charging points are being installed by Transport for London on the main Red Routes, including London Road and Thornton Road in Thornton Heath, and Godstone Road in Kenley. Look out for others in Purley and Shirley during 2019.
To request a charging point at a popular location or near to your home or business, please record your suggestion suggest further locations, go to www.powermystreet.co.uk. Registered Private Hire Vehicle drivers are asked to also email firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be sent details of the offer from Source London for lower cost charging of their cab.
Schemes for installing overnight charging points in residential roads are being trialled in Croydon with more than one installer in 2019. Government grants are available for householders with off-street parking and for businesses. Go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles.
Locations are chosen following approaches by residents or businesses or as part of a Planning Application agreement, and are designed to help deliver a borough-wide network of charging points as well as support zero and low emission transport initiatives including improved public transport, car clubs and cycle routes and cycle parking (for secure cycle parking on your road, please email email@example.com).
"We are installing these charging points at locations where we know there is demand, and as part of ambitious plans to promote wider use of electric vehicles.
We are determined to make sustainable journeys across Croydon easier than ever before and a key part of that is expanding our green infrastructure to meet growing demand for it.
We are committed to working with communities to tackle air pollution."
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport