Bright idea for charging stations

Electric car charging points will be installed within lampposts in Hounslow, funded by the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund.

Hounslow has been chosen to host the trial scheme, which will enable drivers without driveways to charge their cars on the street using new sockets.

This is one of a host of schemes introduced as part of the Air Quality Fund.

Mayor Boris Johnson said, ‘Protecting the well-being of Londoners is vital and these great projects, coupled with my plans for the world’s first Ultra-Low Emission Zone in 2020, are part of the bold measures we need, along with the strong support of the Government and the EU, to win London’s pollution battle.’