New batteries for Brent's electric car network

1 April 2016

More electric cars could soon be on Brent's roads if a proposal to expand the borough's network of charging points is given the green light.


Under the new proposal, BluePointLondon Ltd, would be contracted to operate, maintain and expand the existing electric vehicle charging point (EVCP) network in Brent in collaboration with the council.


The contract is expected to significantly increase the number of charging points in Brent at no cost to the council and is in response to requests from residents for the infrastructure to enable them to charge their electric vehicles or to enable them to consider purchasing one.


The move will see BluePointLondon Ltd taking control of Brent Council's existing network of 57 charging points, including eight charging points in its car parks around the borough, one on-street charging point and 48 charging points in Brent Civic Centre.


Brent Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "It's great to be working with BluePointLondon Ltd on this initiative to give Brent residents' greater scope to use electric vehicles on our roads.


"The expansion of the EVCP network will help to reduce the negative effects of vehicle use and pollution in Brent leading to a cleaner and healthier environment for our residents.


"I hope this initiative will encourage residents who 'Love where they live' to consider an alternative option to their usual mode of transport."