Harrow Council has announced its plan to double the number of electric charging points across the borough to encourage greener living and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In a video shared on Harrow Council’s social media, Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, expressed her enthusiasm for the initiative. She said, “We know many of you want to do the right thing and do your bit to protect the planet. We are going to double council-provided electric charging points like this one. We want a greener borough, this will help residents who have, or choose to have, hybrid or electric vehicles in the future – this will help us reduce greenhouse gas emission and air quality.”
The move comes in response to the increasing demand for electric cars, with more and more people opting for hybrid or electric vehicles. By providing more charging points, Harrow Council hopes to encourage residents to make the switch to greener modes of transport.
The initiative aligns with the council’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality in the borough. The increased availability of electric charging points is a step towards achieving this goal and will help Harrow become a greener and more sustainable community.
We want a cleaner borough, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. Cllr Patel explains how we're going to double the number of council provided electric charging points to help those of you who will choose hybrid or electric vehicles in the future. pic.twitter.com/X6yhxAfA3T
— Harrow Council (@harrow_council) April 6, 2023
There are several reasons why we need more electric charging points in Harrow. Firstly, there has been a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue as more people become aware of the environmental benefits of electric cars. To support this growing demand, we need more electric charging points, not just in Harrow, but across the entire country to ensure that people can charge their cars conveniently and efficiently.
Secondly, the UK government has set a target to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. To achieve this, we need to encourage more people to switch to electric vehicles, and having a comprehensive network of electric charging points is a key part of this.
Electric vehicles produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, meaning they can play a crucial role in reducing pollution levels in the city. By increasing the number of electric charging points, we can support electric vehicle growth and help improve air quality in London for everyone.
The hope from the Council is for Harrow to become a leading example of a borough that is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the environment for future generations.