Christel Westminster City Council

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SEI Electric Vehicles Conference, April 2009

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Christel Westminster City Council

  1. 1. Westminster City Council Electric Vehicle On-Street Charging Scheme
  2. 2. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Background Charging point scheme Installing recharging units on street – Considerations Location of charging points – key considerations Challenges Costs Future development
  3. 3. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Background • Air quality issues in the City • Air Quality Action Plan in 2001 • Air Quality Management Zone in 1999 • Parking policies in Westminster to support electric vehicle use
  4. 4. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Charging point scheme On-street charging points: 12 charging points Membership fee 200 members Off-street charging points: 40 charging points Membership fee 230 members
  5. 5. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Installing recharging units on street - considerations • Compliance with Westminster street design guidelines • Not adding to ‘street clutter’ • Durability of the point • Continuity and appearance • Suitability of the point for use by disabled users • Compatibility with all electric vehicles in use in London • Charge that unit can deliver • Ability to download data from charging point/ other applications of smart metering • Additional infrastructure required • Design of charging lead
  6. 6. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme
  7. 7. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Location of charging points – key considerations • Visibility • Demand • Link with existing transport infrastructure • Street clutter • Electricity supply/local delivery network • Accessibility
  8. 8. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Challenges • Parking revenue • Traffic Management Order • Delegated powers • Installation of the point will include line painting to mark out the spot, and display of signs • Traffic wardens must be briefed on the procedure for electric vehicle parking • Feeder pillar • Administration of the scheme • Maintenance and repairs • Communication
  9. 9. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Covering the cost • Costs • Available funding • Membership fees • Section 106 agreement
  10. 10. Westminster City Council Electric vehicle charging scheme Future development • Expansion & development of the scheme • Working with the Mayor of London and other London boroughs
  11. 11. Thank you! Christel Quellennec-Reid: cquellennecreid@westminster.gov.uk
  12. 12. Useful link: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/environment/po llution/airpollution/Ecomark/installation.cfm

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