Sutton Council installs more than 100 on-street chargepoints

Sutton Council has teamed up with Siemens and its partner Ubitricity to install 113 new EV charging points across the borough.

Using electricity from existing lamp columns, the new electric vehicle charging points allow residents to easily charge hybrid and electric vehicles on the street where they live, especially if they do not have off-street parking or are unable to install their own home charging point.

Installation of the new points began in late 2021 and will be complete by the end of March 2022. Locations were chosen following consultations which asked residents where they would like to see new charging points. Exact positions of these and all charging points within the borough can be found on the Zap-Map website.

The charge points are being installed with financial assistance from London’s Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme, which is managed by London Councils, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority (GLA), on behalf of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

Councillor Ben Andrew, Chair of the Environment & Sustainable Transport Committee, said: “With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars banned from 2030, we recognise the need to support residents as they switch to electric vehicles.

“These new charging points offer Sutton’s residents a much greater choice and make electric vehicles accessible for residents for whom there might not otherwise be an option.

“The charge points are part of our commitment to provide sustainable transport options for current and future residents and visitors, and form just one part of our extensive Sustainable Transport Strategy.”