18 Jun TfL Spending £18 Million on Rapid Charge Points for Electric Cars
London is going green!
Transport for London have announced that they are spending £18 million installing rapid charge points across the capital. They want to clean up London’s ‘toxic air’, by helping drivers shift from fossil fuels to electric.
Convenience has been a major concern to those considering the move to electric vehicles so promising 300 by the end of 2020 will be an incentive to those considering switching to a more environmentally friendly vehicle.
Speed of charging has also been a concern to drivers, but these new charging points will allow vehicles to be charged in just 30 minutes, as opposed to several hours with existing units.
To really put the icing on the cake, customers will also be supported by 24/7 call centres, as well as information and locations being provided within an app.
So what does this mean for me?
These changes are not going to be something you see an immediate impact from, but they are going to change the taxi and private hire industry.
If you have been considering moving to an electric vehicle, now may be the time.
As TfL strive to make the city cleaner, they are also ensuring that electric vehicle charging remains a competitive industry. This will keep prices low and allow it to be an affordable option for you!
As the world pushes towards electric vehicles, we can expect trends like this to expand throughout the country.
Action does not need to be immediate, but keeping yourself aware of the changes in these trends and the impact on the industry will really allow you to keep yourself viable and sustainable in the long term.