160 new electric-vehicle (EV) chargers are to be installed in Brent, following a landmark agreement with Uber.
This investment will improve charger access for those without driveways, and boost London’s overall charging network by over 7%.
This is the first time that boroughs including Brent, Newham and Redbridge have worked with a ride-hailing company to directly install chargers on London’s streets. Uber is investing £5 million in the scheme, and the chargers will be available for everyone to use.
Uber and Brent have worked in close collaboration to determine where chargers should be installed. These on-street charging points will improve access for those without driveways or home chargers.
By incentivising a wider shift to EV, Brent Council aims to help tackle air pollution for all local residents, and share learnings with other local authorities on how private companies and the public sector can collaborate to address this challenge.