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Electric vehicles

We’re committed to helping people travel in a more sustainable way and are working to reduce transport related emissions across the borough. Read about our commitment to electric vehicles.

Electric vehicle charging points in Hackney

Report a problem

CPS

If you discover a fault at a CPS rapid charging point in Hackney please contact geniesupport@chargepointservices.com or call 020 398 4087 to report the problem.

SourceLondon:

If you discover a fault at one of the SourceLondon charging points in the borough please contact 020 3056 8989 to report the problem.

The pan London membership scheme – Source London

If you drive an electric vehicle you don’t have to register with us directly to use the charging bays. If you’re a member of the Source London scheme and have a valid access tag and cable, you can use their charging points in accordance with the local parking controls.

At the moment they charge a flat fee membership but are expecting to eventually move to Pay-As-You-Go.

You can join with any vehicle that’s licensed with the DVLA as a pure electric or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle including motorbikes, cars, vans, trucks and scooters.

Become a member

Join the Source London scheme. You’ll need to pay the annual membership fee.

Parking controls and time restrictions

All electric vehicle charging bays will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If parking charges are in place, controlled parking hours will apply. The maximum stay is currently 4 hours with no return within 2 hours however this could change depending on the location of the bay.

Rapid chargers

Hackney has three 50kw rapid electric vehicle chargers: Bentley Road in Dalston; Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch; and Reading Lane in Hackney Central. The location of the chargers can be found on the map above.

You’ll need a ENGIE EV Solutions access card to use the rapid chargers. Please visit ENGIE EV Solutions and complete the application form. The initial registration fee for the rapid charger is £20. After the first year, there’s an annual administration fee of £20. Maximum stay period applies.

Fees to use this chargepoint are:

  • connection fee per charging session: £1.80 incl. VAT
  • usage fee: £0.30p incl. VAT per kilowatt-hour (KWh)

Visit ENGIE EV Solutions to find out more, or Tel: 020 3598 4087, or email geniepointsupport@engie.com.

Resident’s parking permit discount

If you’re a resident with an electric vehicle, you need a permit to park in your home zone area. The cost of a permit for a vehicle that has no local emissions is £10. This is heavily subsidised compared to vehicles that emit CO2. Apply or renew resident parking permit.

Benefits of electric vehicles

Electric vehicles help:

  • reduce emissions compared with conventional internal combustion engined vehicles
  • address concerns about energy security and dependency on imported oil
  • combat climate change (if they’re powered by renewably sourced or green tariff electricity) by reducing CO2 emissions
  • reduce engine and transmission noise – in particular when they replace stop-starting diesels and at night when ambient noise levels are lower

More information

For more information please contact Streetscene on 020 8356 8023 or email movegreener@hackney.gov.uk.

Page updated on: 5 February 2020