Electric vehicle fast charging stations are set to pop up across Redbridge.

Redbridge Council has joined with Uber to bring 174 fast charging stations to 87 locations across the borough in 2024.

The announcement comes as part of a long-term plan to encourage sustainable and greener travel.

Cllr Jas Athwal, leader of Redbridge Council, said: “Our goal is to keep expanding Redbridge’s on-street electric vehicle charging network to make it easier for local people to switch to an electric vehicle, helping to cut air pollution and tackle climate change in the process.

“And this also means helping local taxi and private hire drivers in Redbridge to switch to electric vehicles too.

“Working in partnership with Uber and Believ to install additional on-street charge points, we’re making switching to an electric vehicle easier, with more places to charge across our borough.” 

The project will be funded by Uber and Believ – a company who provide charging points and work with local authorities to help build the charging networks.

Believ have now been awarded the contract to install, operate and maintain the fast charging points, with the first planned to be installed early next year.