Electric vehicle charging points

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Earlier in the year we asked where in Kingston you’d like to see electric vehicle charging points when funding became available.

We are currently working on delivering lamp column charging points. These charging points will allow electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid owners to charge their vehicles from the electricity powering a street lamp. These are suited to residential roads where the majority of houses do not have private off-street parking.

We said that we would work with a supplier to identify which roads or parts of roads are going to be suitable for electric vehicle chargers to be installed.

Suitability for lamp-column charging can depend on many factors:

  • The distance from the lamp-column to the kerb

  • The type of lamp column

  • Adequate space inside the lamp column to fit the charging point

  • Earthing requirements

  • If the lamp column is next to a suitable parking space

As such, we said that we cannot guarantee that all suggested sites would be taken forward for installation.

Please note we are not currently suggesting to change the usage of any parking bays next to the lamp column charging point, so no parking spaces will be lost.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who gave their suggestions. We will keep this site updated with further news. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk.

Earlier in the year we asked where in Kingston you’d like to see electric vehicle charging points when funding became available.

We are currently working on delivering lamp column charging points. These charging points will allow electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid owners to charge their vehicles from the electricity powering a street lamp. These are suited to residential roads where the majority of houses do not have private off-street parking.

We said that we would work with a supplier to identify which roads or parts of roads are going to be suitable for electric vehicle chargers to be installed.

Suitability for lamp-column charging can depend on many factors:

  • The distance from the lamp-column to the kerb

  • The type of lamp column

  • Adequate space inside the lamp column to fit the charging point

  • Earthing requirements

  • If the lamp column is next to a suitable parking space

As such, we said that we cannot guarantee that all suggested sites would be taken forward for installation.

Please note we are not currently suggesting to change the usage of any parking bays next to the lamp column charging point, so no parking spaces will be lost.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who gave their suggestions. We will keep this site updated with further news. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk.

  • Project updates

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    Update on our Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme (GULCS) lamp column electric vehicle (EV) charging point project


    Early in 2020, the Council held a consultation on the Kingston Let’s Talk website asking residents for feedback and suggestions on where electric vehicle charging points could be positioned. Using these resident suggestions and additional requests from residents we have asked JoJu Limited (JoJu Charging) and their partner FM Conway to identify specific lamp columns where installing a charging point would be technically feasible within the general location of the requests.

    Not all lamp columns are technically able to support an electric vehicle charging point and a site survey has identified 41 lamp columns as being suitable so far.

    From Monday 15th February we will put up street notices on the selected lamp columns identified. We will also issuing letters to residents living near to the lamp posts. The street notices will explain how you can make comments on the proposed introduction of lamp charging points giving local residents the opportunity to charge near their property.

    While we would encourage non electric vehicle drivers to park away from this lamp column charging point there will be no changes made to any existing parking restrictions next to the lamp column.

    The charging point will be a model provided by CityEV which is attached to the lamp column door and will run on the SureCharge network. This is a ‘slow’ charging point so is best positioned in residential streets for those living nearby to use for overnight charging.

    We will be letting residents know to access these charging points in due course. If you have any queries on this, please contact the Sustainable Transport team by emailing sustainable.transport@kingston.gov.uk

    The charge points are being installed with TfL Financial Assistance from London’s Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme, which is managed by London Councils, Transport for London and supported by the Mayor of London, on behalf of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

    For further information on EV charging and greener driving in Kingston please visit our website.