One neighbourhood in Battersea is now thought to have the highest concentration of places to charge an electric car in the country after every suitable lamp post in the area was fitted with sockets.
The 21 residential streets in this part of Battersea’s Shaftesbury ward now offer 126 charging sockets – all installed in existing lamp posts to provide a simple, convenient and cost-effective boost to efforts to promote this form of greener and more eco-friendly motoring.
The concentration of so many chargers in an area of less than a third of a square mile is believed to be the highest in the country.
Attention is now turning to an area of Putney’s Thamesfield ward where every suitable lamppost is also about to have sockets fitted.
Transport spokesman John Locker said: “This is great news for people living in this part of Battersea who are thinking of making the switch to electric.
“By fitting sockets to as many lamp posts as we can in these two neighbourhoods we are helping to make electric vehicle ownership a realistic prospect for our residents.
“Providing this level of infrastructure is the kind of game changer that makes it a viable option.”
For more information about electric vehicle ownership in the borough click here.
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