Richmond to get 200 EV lamp post charge points

Richmond to get 200 EV lamp post charge points


More than 200 EV lamp-post charge points will be installed in Richmond upon Thames, after the borough council received £300,000 in funding from the Go Ultra Low City Scheme.

The points will be installed by Siemens on the Ubitricity network, for residents with no access to off-street parking, to encourage the uptake of EVs in the area.

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames council has put forward £100,000 in matched funding for the project, which will see 210 new lamp-post charge points added to the local authority’s streets.

Units can be installed in existing lamp-posts, minimising costs and installation time, with access via an Ubitricity Smart Cable. This is used by drivers to start and stop the charging process, plus billing information.

Site surveys have been completed and installations are already underway, with all charge points set to be operational by the end of March. Locations have been determined by requests from residents, supported by charge points from other networks in the area.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality said: “Reducing emissions from exhausts is critical to achieving air quality improvement in our borough. By investing in infrastructure that supports residents in their switch to less-polluting forms of transport we hope that increasing numbers will make the change.”

Chris Beadsworth, Director, Medium Voltage Systems, Siemens Energy Management, said: “Siemens and ubitricity are working closely to provide people with electric vehicle charging infrastructure which is available at the most convenient location for them to help accelerate the increase in privately owned electric vehicles. We are delighted that Richmond have come together to offer this service for their residents.

“By making charging convenient for people across the borough, it will help accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, driving a cleaner and greener city. Under the GULCS framework, we expect to see over a thousand sockets installed across London for its residents over the coming months.”

As the charge points go live, they will be added to Zap-Map, with live status updates available for users. Find other Ubitricity points on the map by using the network filters at the link below.