Thousands of charging points could be installed across the borough over the next decade to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles.

Haringey Council says the borough will need 2,000 charging points by 2025 as more and more people make the switch to environmentally friendly modes of transport.

The borough saw 225 electric vehicle registrations in 2017 – up from 94 in 2014 – and measures such as the Inner London Ultra-Low Emission Zone are expected to boost uptake further.

The roll-out of electric charging points is one of several proposals contained in the council’s Draft Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Action Plan, which went out to public consultation this month (December 2018).

While some people are expected to install their own charging points for electric vehicles, most Londoners keep their cars on residential streets.

This means the council needs to step in to provide more on-street charging points.

It says this will come at “minimal cost” to the council, as the companies providing the charging points will cover the costs and pay rent to the local authority.

Haringey Council aims to ensure all of its own vehicles are electric by 2030 and to encourage bus and taxi firms to make the switch to electric by 2040.

The draft action plan also contains measures to raise public awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles.

Road transport is the biggest source of air pollution in the borough, causing health problems and contributing to climate change.

Cllr Kirsten Hearn, cabinet member for environment, said: “The council are committed to improving the quality of life for all residents in the borough.

“Haringey are taking action to improve air quality, reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and promote public health.

“We aim to break down the barriers to electric vehicle uptake and ensure residents and businesses are ready for a positive shift to clean transport.”

People can give their views on the draft action plan here.