Sadiq Khan launches electric vehicle rapid charging taskforce for London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new taskforce to expand the capital’s electric vehicle infrastructure just one week after a London Assembly committee called on him to do more to boost the number of chargers on London’s streets.

Khan has directed the taskforce members, which include business groups, government, London Councils and the regulator Ofgem, to focus on rapid chargers in particular.

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City Hall figures state only 128 open access rapid charging points are currently installed in the capital – 104 under Khan since 2016 – with higher deployment deemed ‘vital’ by the mayor’s office.

With the majority of these points deployed on land and roads managed by Transport for London (TfL), Khan hopes the new group will be able to leverage support from the private sector as well as London’s boroughs to see a rapid growth in numbers.

He has therefore today launched the taskforce and highlighted the importance of it working with TfL and the Mayor’s Office to help deliver electric vehicle infrastructure and rapid charging points in urban areas of the city.

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