Bexley has the electric feel

LRSC electric vehicle

Bexley Council is stepping up its support for electric vehicles – with dozens of new charging points to be installed across the borough in the coming months.

The 26 new charging points will be installed close to amenities in 13 areas and are located in parking bays that were previously underused.

The locations of the new electric vehicle charging points are:

  • Welling – Bellegrove Road, Danson Lane, Sherwood Park Avenue, St.John’s Road
  • Blackfen – Blackfen Parade
  • Erith – Walnut Tree Road, Erith Road
  • Bexleyheath – Methuen Road, Sandford Road 
  • Belvedere – Nuxley Road, Picardy Street
  • Sidcup – The Oval
  • Crayford – Waterside

A survey carried out earlier this year indicated that local people are interested in making the switch to electric vehicles, but that their greatest concern is the availability of charging points.

The council says encouraging residents to use electric vehicles is good for the environment.

It adds that increasing the availability of charging points is the first step in a range of initiatives to enable local people to make the switch.

Cllr Peter Craske, Bexley’s cabinet member for places, said: “We’re investing in Bexley’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure because we know that this is key to making residents feel confident about switching to cleaner, greener electric vehicles. 

“Making the switch will help to reduce harmful emissions and ultimately improve the quality of our air.”

05 September 2019