Challenge / Goal
In Greenwich, improving EV charging infrastructure plays a central role in accelerating the decarbonisation of transport and the shift to cleaner vehicles, in line with London's net zero goals.
Electrifying car sharing has facilitated exposure to electric vehicles for users and has demonstrated how the ‘back to base’ model can utilise dedicated infrastructure. Emerging from this pilot was the support for a model which would move away from dedicated charging infrastructure for cars, as battery sizes increase and charging becomes faster.
Through Sharing Cities, the Royal Borough of Greenwich exploited an innovative integration with smart lampposts. A London wide data platform was able to collect, often real time data, across electric and shared mobility schemes, providing insights into the current and future operation of mobility services.
The borough provided a website where citizens could indicate on a map where and why they wanted a lamppost charging point. This allowed the borough to identify areas where charging infrastructure was most needed. Furthermore, the data for EV charging point locations was shared with the London Data Store, so a city-wide map of EV charging locations could be provided to the public.
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