There are a number of electric vehicle charging points across Enfield. You can find details of these by visiting websites such as Zap Map.
To view a list of charging points on our public highways or public car parks, view electric vehicle charging points (PDF, 179.02 KB).
The council is committed to providing an additional 1000 charging sockets for electric vehicles on public highways and public car parks by 2026.
This will be a rolling programme with delivery reliant on funding, so the number provided each year will vary.
The aim is to provide charging points where there is the greatest need. This includes areas covered by the extended Ultra-Low Emission Zone, where there are more people living without off-street parking, and where they support other carbon reduction interventions such as low traffic neighbourhoods.
To increase the number of charging points in the borough, we are trialling lamp column chargers. These are a simple and cost-effective way to increase our number of charging points, which can be fitted into existing streetlights where these are next to the kerb. For more information about this, view our Lamp column chargers FAQ (PDF, 228.58 KB).
If you would like to express an interest in a new electric vehicle charging point, send your address and any special circumstances (for example, if you are a taxi driver), by email to email@example.com.
Consider the following before expressing an interest in a new electric vehicle charging point:
- we can only provide facilities on public roads where there is space for a new charging point - pedestrians and cycle routes need to be kept clear
- if you live in a private housing development and benefit from car parking, you should approach your management company
- we will assume that by submitting an expression of interest, you are happy for us to store the information provided and process it in line with our data handling policies
- we do not allow residents to trail cables across the footway when charging their cars as this is a trip hazard and makes it harder for those with disabilities and young children to use public space
If you are looking to install a charging point on private land, you might be able to get a grant through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
Why go electric
- About 90% of car trips in London are less than 7 miles. This means that the use of electric vehicles (EVs) is preferable to help cut emissions in London.
- The cost of running an EV is relatively lower than running a petrol or diesel vehicle
- EVs have no tailpipe emissions of CO2 and other harmful pollutants. By switching to an EV, you will be helping to reduce health issues caused by CO2 from vehicles.
- There is no vehicle excise duty to pay on EVs
- Grants are still available from central government to encourage people to purchase an EV
The Energy Saving Trust provide more information on the benefits of electric vehicles.
If you want a healthy and sustainable way to travel, you can also walk, cycle and use public transport, particularly for short trips.
Charging point providers in Enfield
Report a fault
For charging points supplied by Ubitricity:
- Tel: 0800 024 6279
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For charging points supplied by BP Pulse:
- Tel: 0330 016 5126
- Email: email@example.com for the customer care team
Request an electric vehicle charging point
If you own or plan to own an electric vehicle, you can help us decide where next to install electric vehicle charging points across the Borough.
We have installed charging points in lamp columns across the Enfield and we aim to help our residents switch to electric vehicles by installing more.
Requests will be looked at collectively to help us install charge points in areas where there is the most demand. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every request due to levels of demand and because some lamp posts are not suitable for conversion.
You can also register an interest in having stand-alone charging posts installed in your local area. These requests will also be used to help us assess how demand for charging points in the borough can be met.
Priority will be given to those who already own electric vehicles. We cannot guarantee that a point can be provided but will collate all requests that come in and assess how demand for charging points can be met in the local area.
Register your interest in having a lamp post charger installed near you.