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 a borough wide, on-street EV charge point network. 

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 150 more EV charge points across the borough during winter and spring 2021. This will build the borough-wide 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 are currently being prioritised for new installations. 

Visit Source London to view their new EV charge point locations. 

Demand is looked at collectively and used to assess provision for each neighbourhood area and there is no guarantee that EV charge points can be installed in any particular street.  Unfortunately owing to delivery constraints we are not taking any additional requests currently.