Ealing Council Accelerates EV Charging Infrastructure Roll Out

12 sites identified so far for on-street charge points

Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Cllr Peter Mason and Neil Isaacson, Liberty Charge, CEO
Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Cllr Peter Mason and Neil Isaacson, Liberty Charge, CEO

November 24, 2022

The number of Electric Vehicle (EV) charge point infrastructure in Ealing borough is set to increase, with the installation of new on-street chargers. These will be owned and operated by Liberty Charge and delivered via its strategic partner Virgin Media 02.

Due to be completed in December, the first tranche is located at 12 different sites in the borough amounting to 48 charging sockets.

The 12 sites are:

Cranleigh Gardens, UB1 2BX; Evelyn Grove, UB1 2BW; Oswald Road, UB1 1HJ; Green Drive, UB1 3AY; 1 George Street, UB2 5PS; 15 Carlton Road, W5 2AE; Vyner Road, W3 7LZ; Grange Road UB1 1BY; Opp. 4 Arnold Road, UB5 5TB; 9 Princes Gardens, W3 0LX; Hale Gardens, W3 9ST; Side of 91 Church Road on Manor Court Road, W7 3BH.

The council has also committed to a further two tranches of EVCPs, with a total of 34 new sites to be completed in early 2023 and more to come later in the year.

Liberty Charge is a specialist in delivering charge point infrastructure at zero-cost to local authorities, taking full responsibility for maintaining and operating the charge points.

The council says the installations follow a high number of resident requests from local EV drivers.

Councillor Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council said, “It was great to meet with Liberty Charge, celebrate our new partnership and get a first-hand look at one of our new charger sockets. This is just the beginning, we are committed to working together to boost the number of EVCP across the borough as we strive to achieve net zero in carbon emissions for the borough by 2030.

“We want to rapidly expand the number of accessible EVCPs for those without a driveway or home charging option. It is vital that local people are given a say in where these chargers are being installed which is why have a further 216 EV charging sockets due for consultation in early 2023.”

Councillor Dierdre Costigan, cabinet member for climate action said, “Switching to an electric vehicle could be great for your bank balance as well as the planet. Running costs are far lower than traditional cars, and electric vehicles are exempt from the congestion charge and ultra-low emission zone schemes.

“Our rapidly expanding network of EVCPs means all residents will be withing 10 minutes' walk from a charging point.

"More electric cars on local roads in place of petrol and diesel vehicles also means lower emissions and cleaner air.”

The t installation of EVCPs comes as part of the council’s ambition to improve air quality in the borough as well as creating accessible charge points for those without a driveway or home charging option.

Neil Isaacson, CEO Liberty Charge, says, “We’re really proud to partner with Ealing Council, offering a solution that comes at no cost to the taxpayer to make charging an EV accessible to everyone in the borough.

“Collaboration with the council and residents is paramount to securing the right chargers at the right speed in the right place - so the borough enjoys full EV charging optimisation.”

Councillor Gary Malcolm said, "Liberal Democrats want to see charging points rolled out as quick as possible and them to be not expensive. Ealing Council has been so slow compared to neighbouring boroughs. They need to get a move on so that where people want them they can have access to a charging point."

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