Electric vehicles and charging points

Electric vehicles

Ealing Council is committed to tackling climate change and improving local air quality and is supporting the take up of electric vehicles (EVs).

EVs have lower running costs, are currently exempt from the Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone schemes, pay no road tax (Vehicle Exercise Duty) and benefit from parking permit discounts in Ealing and reduced company car tax.

Current live EV point locations can be found at Zap Map.

Installing your own EV charge point 

The government Office for Low Emission Vehicles, provides grants for residents and businesses to install charge points on their own property (including driveways and garages) and to buy electric cars.

See details on how to install a footway (pavement) crossover and convert the front of your property into a drive to enable home charging.

Please note that running a cable across the public footway (pavement) from a property is not permitted due to health and safety risks.

On-street EV charge points 

The council is working in partnership with two suppliers to roll out on-street EV charge points. 

Source London: Standalone bookable EV charge points, fast charge speeds. To find out how it works, costs or to contact the operator visit Source London.

Siemens/Ubitricity: Lamp post EV charge points, standard charge speed. To find out how it works, costs or to contact the operator visit Ubitricity.

Ealing Council and partners are installing 100 more EV charge points across the Borough during autumn/winter 2020/21.  This will build a network so that all residents have an EV charge point within a 10-minute walk.  This is a supplementary Council service. 

On-street EV charge points in your neighbourhood 

There is very high demand for more EV charge points and unfortunately it is not possible to install them in every location due to physical and electrical safety constraints and limited budgets.

Neighbourhoods that are more than 10 minutes walk (800 metres or ½ mile) from existing EV charge points and satisfy the criteria below will be prioritised for new EV charge point locations:

  • Many properties with no off-street parking (no driveway or garage).
  • Requests from residents who can demonstrate ownership of an EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle, or who are committed to buying one will be considered favourably.

Only if you live in a priority neighbourhood (see criteria above), should you email the transport planning team with the following information: 

  • Your name, address and postcode 
  • A scanned copy of your vehicle registration certificate (V5C) or a copy of your EV deposit confirmation - if possible.

Due to high demand we are unable to respond to individual emails although you will receive an automated response as proof of receipt.  

Demand is looked at collectively and are used to assess provision and there is no guarantee that EV charge points can be installed in any particular street.