London to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has launched a new taskforce dedicated to boosting the infrastructure needed to increase the take-up of electric vehicles across the capital.

Already leading the way in this field, London has witnessed the roll-out of electric buses and taxis plus more rapid charging points than any other major international city, enabling a vehicle to be charged in just 30 mins instead of the standard eight hours.

However, this new rapid charging network has mostly been delivered on land or roads managed by TfL, a limited resource ultimately which explains the initiative. It’s expected that any roll-out will be delivered in partnership with the private sector, with petrol stations, car parks and businesses expected to collaborate with borough’s who ultimately manage 95% of London’s roads.

The challenge is to deliver against this plan if London is going to achieve its ambitious pollution targets plus enable other cities and regions to follow suit not just across the UK but globally.

Steve Doyle is our specialist in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle technology and has been heavily involved in supporting this technology for nearly a decade including LEVC, the producer of the iconic London Taxi as well as autonomous vehicle and advanced transportation companies.


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