Benefits of owning an electric vehicle
If you are a Redbridge resident or business and you own a pure electric vehicle then you gain the following benefits:
- Free parking if you live/work in a controlled parking zone if applicants can prove the vehicle is fully electric and in all Redbridge Council car parks except CP15 (Lynton House)
- On-street Pay and Display bays are not free and the driver must obtain a valid session either from a nearby machine (where applicable) or via RingGo.
- Exemption from the Congestion Charge
- Exemption from the Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
- Exemption from the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
- Exemption from vehicle tax
Some of these exemptions are time-limited. If you drive a hybrid electric vehicle you will need to check if you are eligible for the above exemptions.
Charging my electric vehicle on-street
We have installed 10 lamp post column slow chargers in South Woodford and Wanstead. We will be installing more charge points across Redbridge as part of our commitment to have 200 public charge points by 2021.
TfL has installed 2 rapid charging points in Redbridge. A further two will be installed during 2020.
You can see where existing public charging points are located in Redbridge and across the country.
Request an on-street EVCP
If you are a resident or business in Redbridge that owns an electric vehicle or you’re thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid you can suggest a location and request the installation of an on-street electric vehicle charge point near to where you live or work.
Alternatively, you can suggest a location for a charge point by emailing email@example.com. We will register your interest to help us determine local demand for new charge points.
Wireless charging for electric cars
We are the first London borough to offer residents wireless charging for electric cars. This innovative scheme works by installing a pad on the underside of an electric car that can be aligned with pads buried beneath the road surface, allowing cable-free charging.
If you would like further information on the wireless charging project please contact Miguel Valdez.
Charging my electric vehicle at home
If you have off-street parking and would like to install a home charge point you may be eligible for a grant from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) to help cover some of the costs. You can find out more about this grant, as well as related information and relevant application forms.
Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
From 25 October 2021 the ULEZ boundary will be extended to create a single larger zone bounded by the North and South Circular Roads. If you are driving any petrol or diesel vehicle within the expansion you will also need to meet the tighter emissions standards or pay a daily charge.
Should you have any further all-electric vehicle or electric vehicle charge point questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.