Work begins to install more vehicle charging points in Croydon
In total eight new charging points will be installed across three different locations in the borough.
The sites were chosen after residents approached the council to ask for charging infrastructure and are some of the 400 charging points Croydon will install across the borough by 2022.
Two new chargers are being installed on Colson Road and Edridge Road with two more active chargers installed on Tavistock Road alongside the infrastructure so two further charging points can be added at a later date.
Council Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport, said: “We are installing these charging points at locations where we know there is demand, and as part of ambitious plans to promote wider use of electric vehicles.
“We are determined to make sustainable journeys across Croydon easier than ever before and a key part of that is expanding our green infrastructure to meet growing demand for it.
“We are committed to working with communities to tackle air pollution.”
Specific locations are chosen following approaches by residents or businesses and are designed to help deliver a borough-wide network of charging points as well as support zero and low emission transport initiatives.