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Electric vehicles

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Improving Camden's air quality

We are committed to reducing and mitigating the impact of transport-based emissions in Camden. To help us do this we are encouraging residents to drive electric vehicles as they are particularly suitable for driving in urban areas like Camden where short distances are covered.

These vehicles produce no exhaust emissions and are therefore beneficial, compared to typical petrol or diesel vehicles, in terms of improving air quality. The distance that electric vehicles can travel is increasing due to improvements in battery technology.

Electric vehicles are

  • exempt from the ULEZ and congestion charge
  • pay no Vehicle Excise Duty
  • benefit from reduced resident and business permit prices in Camden.

Our Electric Vehicle Charge Point Action Plan sets out the Council’s plans to develop a comprehensive network of electric vehicle charge points that both responds to existing demand for EV infrastructure and provides for and accelerates the uptake of cleaner vehicles in the future.

Camden's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Camden currently has 307 on-street electric vehicle charging points (EVCP) in the borough. There are:

  • 247 residential Ubitricity lamp column chargers
  • 182 Source London charging points with 252 charging sockets
  • 50 flush-fitting Trojan Energy chargers
  • 9 rapid charge points (5 taxi only and 4 for any electric vehicle)

Any issues with the charging point should be reported directly to the charge point provider.

Find an EVCP

Please note running a cable across the public footway should not be done due to health and safety.

Request an Electric Vehicle Charging Point

To request an electric vehicle charging point please email [email protected], giving your address. Unfortunately, due to high demand we are unable to respond to requests individually.

Requests are looked at collectively and are used to assess demand. It is not possible to fulfil every request due to technical restraints or lack of funding.

Camden is committed to regularly identifying funding streams to enable us to deliver a comprehensive electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Please email [email protected] for any other queries about electric vehicles.