A new pilot project has been launched in Hounslow that will offer discounted charge points to businesses across Hounslow.
New charge points, designed by German company Ubitricity, can be fitted for just £71, considerably less than the cost of a traditional public charge points which start around £6,000.
The trial is aimed at encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles across the borough. The project will provide a charging solution to those who do not have access to off-street parking.
Hounslow Council cabinet member for environment Amrit Mann, said: “Although the cost of electric vehicles is still stubbornly more expensive than petrol or diesel, the price is coming down and the cost to the environment of combustion engines is immense.
“The appetite for electric cars is there and the more people that have them the cheaper they will become.
“It is therefore very exciting to be involved in this pilot project.”
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