Bridgewater Road Electric Vehicle Charging Points and Bays

Closed 17 May 2019

Opened 25 Apr 2019

Overview

Brent Council is looking to expand its electric vehicle charging network to further support the adoption of low emission electric vehicles, and reduce air pollution across the borough. This is in line with the priorities set in the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (as well as Brent’s Air Quality Action Plan and Parking Strategy), to ensure that London meets its legal pollution limits as soon as possible.

The council is currently rolling out its first phase of 26 on-street public charge points across 18 locations with its delivery partner, Source London (https://www.sourcelondon.net/). Electric Vehicle (EV) registrations for Brent in 2017 were 201% higher than 2016 (SMMT), and this growth is forecast to continue through 2018. To service this overwhelming growth and encourage additional uptake in EVs, the Council is now working with Source London to identify and deliver a second phase of charge point sites.

Identifying potential new sites is a collaborative process involving various Council departments using a robust set of criteria. These criteria take into consideration existing EV registrations, resident requests, EV growth forecasts, a mix of town centre / high street locations, residential locations and their interconnectivity with public transport. Various technical aspects are also taken into consideration to ensure the safety of users. For this reason, it is not always possible to install charge points in certain locations.

Why We Are Consulting

We are proposing to introduce three charge points and associated parking bays in Bridgewater Road, where only EVs will be able to park provided they are charging.

Please see example of what electric vehicle charge points and associated bays look like once installed. Coloured LEDs at the top of the charge point improve visibility for visually impaired residents and indicate the charge point status. The aerial plan shows the proposed location of the charge point site on Bridgewater Road.

Areas

  • Alperton

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Councillors / MPs
  • Voluntary and community organisations

Interests

  • Consultations