Cabvision GIF July 2020.gif

Councils consider using lampposts as charging points for electric vehicles

14 Nov 2017



London's Wandsworth council will look into the possibility of installing charging points in all lampposts around their residential streets.

The aim is to give electric vehicle enthusiasts easy access to charging points as the government looks to clamp down on the use of petrol and diesel engines.

A new tax on diesel vehicles is likely to be announced in the chancellors, Philip Hammond's, Budget, which is due to take place next week.

The lack of charging points is a big concern, especially amongst London taxi drivers with the release of the TXE. One of the biggest issues along with the price of the latest version of the worlds most iconic taxi is the lack of access to charging points and the time it will take, once at a charging station, to get the battery back up to speed.

With electric vehicles being ever increasingly forced onto road users it's paramount that the government gets this right otherwise our streets could end up a parking lot with either flat batteries or vehicles that are given no choice but to switch over to their petrol backup.

And then we'll be back to square one, but this time in a whole heap of debt.  



Please reload

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
ltda banner.JPG
Ethos Banner 516x175 HS.gif
Market footer GIF.gif
private hire cover from Utility Saving Expert
advert gif.GIF
RSS Feed

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.


All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2020.