Harrow Council’s cabinet has approved plans to install 225 new electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints across the borough after it received £520,840 in funding from central government.
The chargers will be installed across the borough on lamp columns, with the authority largely focusing on residential roads to support local owners of hybrid/electric vehicles.
The council has claimed there are already 30 residential and commercial chargepoints available throughout the borough.
Cllr Anjana Patel, cabinet member for environment and community safety, said: “This is great news for Harrow and owners of electric vehicles. While there are many people who already have electric cars, we know many more are making decisions about switching to electric vehicles.
“…In our wider plans of decarbonisation and improving our environment for a cleaner borough, this will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve Harrow’s air quality.”
According to a council statement, it will now begin looking for a provider to install the chargers during the current financial year, with expansion of the borough’s charging infrastructure forming a key part of its broader climate action strategy.