AN electric vehicle strategy for Hillingdon is paving the way for more and more drivers to make the switch from petrol-driven cars and vans.

It lays out plans for hundreds of new charging points in the borough by 2030. 

Hillingdon will review existing charging points and either repair or remove out-of-date equipment. It will also introduce new public charging points at off-street locations in 2026 and add more, based on demand, by 2030.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We will continue to consider effective and efficient climate change measures, that are within our means to adopt and finance. 

“This strategy supports air quality improvements and will help drive the transition to zero carbon. The use of electric vehicles is one of the obvious methods by which pollutants can be reduced.”