The London borough of Waltham Forest decided to install 24 charging bays, which will be reserved for charging EVs exclusively. ChargeMaster will take care of the installation and the stations are to become part of the Polar network.
For the upcoming district in the far-east of the British capital, the new initiative for electric car adoption, will see 24 charging points being installed at ten locations in Chingford, Highams Park, Walthamstow and Leytonstone.
The marked bays beside the new charging points will be reserved to electric cars being charged. Cars that are not being charged will receive a penalty notice.
The station will be part of the POLAR network and users will be able to charge through a monthly payment, or on a pay-as-you-go basis.
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster said: “It’s great to see local authorities deploying more charging infrastructure to support a growing population of electric vehicles. With the addition of these new charging points, electric vehicle drivers in Waltham Forest, as well as those considering making the switch, will find it even easier and more convenient to own and drive an electric car.”
Installation of new charging points was among the commitments in the council’s Air Quality Action Plan to offer ‘cleaner’ modes of transports to residents in the borough of Waltham Forest.