Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is set to expand in the London borough of Waltham Forest with 48 new chargepoints being installed in the borough, amounting to 94 sockets.
The sockets are owned and operated by chargepoint operator Believ and installed via delivery partner Virgin Media O2.
Following installations in 2021 and 2022, there are now 207 sockets in the council’s area of remit.
Cllr Clyde Loakes, Waltham Forest Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate and air quality, said: “With the 2030 deadline around the corner and with EVs becoming more accessible, our focus must be on promoting and facilitating their use, now and in the future.
“Believ’s fully funded model is a huge advantage to us as a local authority,” Loakes added.
“It means we can bypass government funding and make chargepoints available for resident use quicker – and at no cost to us or the taxpayer.”
As outlined in its EV Charge Point Strategy, Waltham Forest Council plans to have a chargepoint in every controlled parking zone in the borough by 2025.
It is also preparing for increased use of e-car clubs as the council seeks to invest in initiatives that provide further avenues for affordable and sustainable car usage.