THE London borough of Wandsworth could see electric car chargers fitted to every residential street lamp in a bid to get people to ditch their diesel and petrol vehicles.
Councillors are set to discuss ideas on how the area’s electric vehicle charging network could be expanded at a meeting today.
Jonathan Cook, Wandsworth deputy council leader, told the Evening Standard: “We are going to actively explore the possibility of installing charging plugs in all lampposts in our residential streets.”
It is believed that Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce a tax on the sale of new diesel cars in the Autumn Budget next Wednesday.
The announcement, along with tightening emissions regulations, has spurred manufacturers on to electrify their vehicle line-ups.
Volvo has confirmed that all its vehicles will be electrified by 2019, while BMW has said it will have 25 electrified models in its line-up by 2025 – 12 of which will be fully electric.