Report of the Director of the Built Environment.
The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment on the Electric Vehicle Charging Plan – Interim update.
The Committee was informed that that the Department for the Built Environment had made a commitment to investigate EV charging requirements as part of the Transport Strategy so that City of London can start to plan ahead, both for the City of London’s provision and the private sector. The current pace of introducing new charging points is to an extent hampered by the amount of work that needs to go on in the background, with the power network – in two locations the City is having to install new electricity substations to facilitate EV chargers.
The plan is now looking to 2025 to tie in with TfL’s wider London forecast requirements. The City of London has commissioned the Energy Savings Trust to get to some detailed numbers and propose locations to be published in the final report in March 2020.
In the meantime, the Department is making progress, with its own fleet sites, taxi rapids and have started working on resident requirements.
RESOLVED – Members are asked to note the report.