Croydon Council is creating 18 new public electric vehicle charging points. They are shaped like bollards and will be powered by lampposts across Croydon as part of the borough’s commitment to install 400 charging points by 2022.

As these are being activated the locations for 42 more charging points set to be installed over the coming months are being finalised.

The new charging points will be installed across the borough including sites in Waddon, Fairfield, Crystal Palace and Coulsdon and add to the public charging points already installed across the borough.

“We are committed to combating air pollution and tackling the climate and ecological emergency we all face.

“Introducing electric charging points makes it easier for drivers to use electric vehicles. We are always looking for new suggestions as to where we can put these charging points as we work towards making Croydon London’s greenest borough.”

Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport

Other projects to tackle air pollution across Croydon include introducing pollution-based parking permits to encourage take up of greener vehicles, introducing school streets to reduce car journeys during the school run and planting 3,500 new trees by 2023.

You can see a full list of charging points online or suggest your own by emailing strategictransport@croydon.gov.uk or on powermystreet.