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

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 without requiring any local taxpayer support.

The installations follow a high number of resident requests from Ealing’s EV drivers, eager to see more EV charging solutions close to their homes.   

“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,” said Councillor Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council. “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 we have a further 216 EV charging sockets due for consultation in early 2023.”

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.