As the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) gains more pace, we are likely to see changes in the way that we interact with transport and the world around us. In a recent report, the Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Procurement Framework is awarding contracts to manufacturers to install 1,150 charging points across London boroughsby the end of 2020. The framework is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and hosted by Transport for London (TfL), the Greater London Authority and London Councils. £3.7 million is being provided to improve the availability of EV charging points across Greater London.
Some of these charging points will be made available as a shared power supply in the form of items such as lamp posts to aid households that do not have access to off-street parking. Users will be given the facility to pay for charging via apps or web pages on their smartphones.