EALING’S latest batch of electric vehicle charge points will be located at 44 sites across the borough, with a total of 83 charge points.

They will add another 166 sockets for people to encourage more people to make the switch to electric.

Cllr Deirdre Costigan, cabinet member for climate action, said: “Our partnership with [charge point operator] Believ is bringing tangible benefits.”

“With a focus on installing where residents are more than a 10-minute walk from a charge point, Ealing Council has already doubled the number of points in the borough in a year.

“I am confident our joint efforts can help us reach our goal of 2,000 EVCPs by 2026, lowering emissions and reducing air pollution.

“It’s crucial that our seven towns and their suburban areas benefit equally as EV charging infrastructure will boost businesses [and] attract more visitors to the borough.”

Believ instals charge points at no cost to councils.