SSE blame London councils for slowing down the rollout of EV charger points in london.
The Sector director for electric cars at SSE Enterprise, Kevin Welstead, has said that more haste is required in order to encourage quicker take up of EV charging points across London and that some London councils are acting too slowly over the roll-out of EV’s and their charging infrastructure.
Kevin Welstead has said, ‘So far we have installed 762 charging points across London for the Source London network, which when you consider we started this project in May 2015 with an ambition of putting in 6,000, shows that progress has not been rapid,’
‘The issue is that we have to effectively negotiate with each of the 33 individual London boroughs so we can install charge points alongside their parking bays and some are more progressive on the EV agenda than others.’
Chair of its Transport and Environment Committee,Cllr Julian Bell, has rebuked these claims and has said: ‘London boroughs are committed to supporting environmentally-friendly transport and are leading the way in delivering an effective network of electric vehicle charging points across the capital. Boroughs are set to install more than 1,000 charging points across London by 2020.
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