London Borough of Sutton gets 113 charge points
The London Borough of Sutton is installing 113 new EV charging points across the borough. Sutton Council has teamed up with Siemens and their partner Ubitricity to provide new charging points which use electricity from existing lamp columns.
Installation of the new points began in late 2021 and will be complete by the end of March 2022. The locations of the charge points on street lamps have been decided in consultation with residents as to where they would be most convenient. These are being made publically visible via the Zap-Map website.
Councillor Ben Andrew, Chair of the Environment & Sustainable Transport Committee, said: “These new charging points offer Sutton’s residents a much greater choice and make electric vehicles accessible for residents for whom there might not otherwise be an option.”
The charge points are being funded by from London’s Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme, which is managed by London Councils, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority (GLA), on behalf of the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles.
In September last year, Ubitricity estimated that around 3,600 Ubitricity chargers are already installed in the UK. In the meantime, this number has considerably increased.