Help reduce pollution
If you need to use a car, you can help reduce pollution by choosing a cleaner fuelled vehicle such as hybrid or electric.
The Go Ultra Low website has a range of information to help you choose. You can also get advice on electric cars from the Energy Saving Trust.
We encourage residents to drive electric vehicles to help tackle climate change and improve air quality.
- are particularly suitable for urban areas where short distances are covered
- produce no air pollution emissions
- are exempt from the congestion charge
- pay no road tax
- benefit from reduced company car tax
The distance they can travel is gradually increasing due to improvements in battery technology.
Hybrid or extended range electric vehicles
You can choose a hybrid or extended range electric vehicle if you need to make long journeys. You won’t need to re-charge on long trips.
Personal electric vehicles (PEVs)
Find out about the latest smart scooters, skateboards, bikes and other PEVs on the Newride website.
Camden have 248 lamp column charge points, which are operated by Ubitricity. We have 72 fast charge points in 50 locations, which are operated by Source London. There are two rapid charge points, one on Russell Square, the other on Osnaburgh Street, which are open access to anyone. All charge point locations can be found on Zap Map.
If you’re using commercial vans or trucks, bio-methane is a green, clean and cheap fuel captured from waste landfill sites. It can be 20% cheaper than petrol. There is a bio-methane refuelling station on York Way.