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Borough given £1million for new electric car charging points

The council wants 80% of residents to live within 400m of a charging point by 2025
By Waltham Forest Echo

Deputy leader Clyde Loakes with the 400th charging point installed in the borough (credit: WF Council)
Deputy leader Clyde Loakes with the 400th charging point installed in the borough (credit: WF Council)

Waltham Forest Council has won a £1million grant to install 500 electric car charging points around the borough.

By 2025, the council wants to ensure that 80% of residents live within 200 metres of their nearest public charging socket.

So far, there are 400 charging points in Waltham Forest, predominantly in the south of the borough.

The grant was awarded to the borough by the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles and the new points should be installed by next summer.


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Deputy leader Clyde Loakes said: “This new funding shows the solid reputation Waltham Forest Council has for giving cleaner and greener transport options to all our residents.

“By summer 2023, we plan for 1,000 chargers across Waltham Forest, making it easier for more people to choose cleaner transport and help reduce the toxic emissions that pollute the air we all breathe.

“In addition, we’re helping more people to walk and cycle more often and safely throughout this summer by increasing our number of cycle hangars, increasing the cycle hub network, and adding to the 50km of segregated cycle tracks.”

Locations of where to find existing charging points can be found online here.


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