All lamp posts in one London borough could get electric car chargers

November 13th, 2017 § Comments Off on All lamp posts in one London borough could get electric car chargers § permalink

Electric car chargers could be installed on every residential street lamp post in one London borough in an attempt to inspire motorists to give up petrol and diesel vehicles.

Wandsworth councillors will discuss proposals on how to expand the borough’s electric car-charging network at a meeting on Wednesday.

Deputy council leader Jonathan Cook said: “We are going to actively explore the possibility of installing charging plugs in all lamp posts in our residential streets.”

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a tax on new diesel cars in the Budget next week.

The Government aims to stop the sale of new diesels and petrol cars by 2040.

Diesel vehicles are blamed for high levels of nitrogen dioxide, which is harmful to humans, in parts of the capital.

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/all-lamp-posts-in-one-london-borough-could-get-electric-car-chargers-a3689501.html

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