A TOTAL of 32 new electric vehicle chargers have gone live in Hillingdon.

The new chargers are the first tranche following the council’s partnership with providers, APCOA. A further 14 charging points are due to go live this year.

The chargers include 24 in new locations.

The network of 7-kilowatt chargers will soon by complemented by a further 14 rapid charging points (22-kilowatt), to make it quicker for motorists to get back on the road.

An additional 36 charging points will come in a second phase once electrical supplies have been confirmed.

HillingdonFirst cardholders will get a discounted rate when using the chargers, of 60p p/kwh, rather than 65p.

The new charging points are located at:

  • Botwell Green Car Park, Hayes (x4)
  • Brandville Road Car Park, West Drayton (x4)
  • Fairfield Road Car Park, Yiewsley (x4)
  • Green Lane Car Park, Northwood (x4)
  • Highgrove Pool Car Park, Ruislip (x2)
  • Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex Car Park, Uxbridge (x2)
  • Pump Lane Car Park, Hayes (x4)
  • Ruislip Lido Willow Lawn Car Park, Ruislip, (x8)

Coming soon:

  • Civic Centre Car Park, Uxbridge (x6)
  • Pembroke Gardens Car Park, Ruislip (x5)
  • St Martin’s Approach Car Park, Rusilip x3)

Rapid charging points coming soon:

  • Green Lane Car Park, Northwood (x4)
  • Ruislip Lido Willow Lawn Car Park, Ruislip (x4)
  • Devonshire Lodge, Eastcote (x6)

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, said: “Not everyone has a driveway or the option to charge their cars at home.

“Our expanding network will enable residents and visitors to top-up their vehicles in a convenient and affordable way.”