Greener driving

Electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a greener alternative to driving diesel or petrol cars. It is estimated that they could, by 2030, help to drop C02 emissions by 41%.

The Electric Vehicle Charging Policy and Action Plan, agreed at the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee (27 November 2018), aims to encourage a shift from more polluting vehicles to electric vehicle (EV) ownership by developing the infrastructure to support EV charging in locations across the borough. Kingston is moving forward with Greener transport plans. The council is looking to add 100 new charging points over the next 3 years.

Charging

Where can I charge my electric vehicle?

Electric chargers are available throughout the borough and increasingly being installed at new sites across the UK. For details on your nearest charging point see the Zap Map website.Please see www.zap-map.com for your nearest charging point.  

Types of electric vehicle charging points?

  • In general there are three types of charging points, based on the power output and charging time:
  • Slow chargers (up to 3kW) are best for overnight charging and usually take between 6 and 12 hours to charge
  • Fast chargers cover those with 7kW and 22kW power outputs, which typically charge an electric vehicle in 3-4 hours
  • Rapid chargers typically charge an electric vehicle to 80% in around 30 minutes.

What grants are available?

To find out more about electric vehicles and grants for charging points in homes and workplaces, visit The Office for Low Emission Vehicles website.

If you have a location where you would like to see a charging point installed, please visit Power My Street to log your request. All requests will be reviewed in due course.

If you have any queries relating to the Council's electric vehicle plans or policy please contact us at [email protected]