London borough considers fitting electric car chargers to all lampposts

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.

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London borough of Wandsworth could see electric car chargers fitted to every lampost

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.

Earlier this year, the .

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.

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