Source London, London’s leading charge point provider, announced the launch of www.powermystreet.co.uk, the first ever on-street engagement campaign of its kind.
This project was initiated by Source London in partnership with the London Evening Standard new editorial project Future London addressing key issues affecting the city. Air quality is widely recognised by political stakeholders as a public health crisis. According to government figures, the biggest contributor to harmful pollutants is road transport. There are over 400 schools in London in areas breaking pollution laws and 10,000 deaths a year are linked to poor air quality in the capital.
Powermystreet is a unique tool and received the invaluable support of SSE, Source London’s green energy provider, LEVC, Zap-Map and CleanAir in London. The success of this initiative will also benefit from the support of all London’s Boroughs to facilitate the installation of charge points in areas of high demand. Source London sees this is as the most effective way to encourage the EV uptake and improve the air we breathe daily.
This new tool will allow citizens to demonstrate demand by mapping where they want EV charge points. Residents and businesses can get involved in their community and work together to affect change in their local area. They will now have the ability to select their preferred on-street location for a charge point to park and charge close to their home, their children’s school or other areas of London they visit regularly. The results, once aggregated, will serve as a base for planners and suppliers to make these choices a reality in the coming months.
Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director of Source London, said: “We are proud to launch Powermystreet, a tool which will help spearhead London’s transformation into the true EV capital. Without the infrastructure to support them, EV’s cannot flourish.”
“Chris Grayling’s announcement on Monday is a welcome step in the right direction but falls short of what London truly needs: a dense, user-friendly, sustainable and homogeneous charging infrastructure. Collaborative efforts are paramount to the success of this essential behavioural shift and Powermystreet is the best way to engage with residents all over London and understand their needs.”