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 chargepoint (EVCP) locations can be found at Zap Map.
On-street EV charge points
This will build the boroughwide network so that all residents have an EVCP within a 10-minute walk. This is a supplementary council service.
There are currently two operators providing on-street services in the borough:
- Source London: Standalone bookable EVCPs, fast charge speeds.
To find out how it works, costs or to contact the operator visit Source London.
- Ubitricity/Siemens: Lamp post EVCPs, standard charge speed.
To find out how it works, costs or to contact the operator visit Ubitricity.
On-street EV charge points in your neighbourhood
There is a very high demand for more EVCPs 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.
Demand is looked at collectively and used to assess provision for each neighbourhood area and there is no guarantee that EVCPs can be installed in any particular street. Unfortunately owing to delivery constraints we are not taking any additional requests currently.
Installing your own EVCP
Please note that running a cable across the public footway (pavement) from a property is not permitted due to health and safety risks.
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.