One of the only things standing in the way of a smooth transition to electric vehicles is the lack of charging points in cities. That’s why it’s great news that London Mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled an ambitious plan to rev up the capital’s electric vehicle infrastructure.
The plan signals a major expansion of London’s EV charging network as the City Hall expects the total of EVs on the roads to grow from its current number of around 20,000 to 330,000 by 2025. To cope with the expected rising demand, the plan aims to install as many as 50,000 EV charge points in the city by 2025, as the capital looks to become a zero-emission transport city by 2030.
Khan has targeted air pollution in the city, and London launched the first 24-hour Ultra Low Emission Zone earlier this year. In the mayor’s foreword to the newly released EV infrastructure plan, Khan writes that “London’s air is so dirty and polluted it amounts to nothing less than a serious public health crisis.”