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Electric vehicle charging points

To improve air quality and reduce vehicle emissions, we are working with a number of network operators to provide charging points.

A lot of Islington residents lack off-street parking and are unable to charge an electric vehicle (EV) at home. We want to support people to use EVs by installing 400 charging points by the end of March 2022.

Please note, running a cable from your own property across the public foot-way is a safety hazard and should not be done.

How to find an EV charging point in Islington 

Use this map to see all of the charging points that have been installed on Islington’s public highway.

The map also shows:

  • which company operates them
  • speed of the chargers
  • locations of charging points currently in the design/planning stage

See zap map for all charging points in the UK.

Zap map for all charging points

The charging networks available

There are currently over 190 on-street charging points in Islington which are operated by:

  • Islington Council
  • Source London
  • POLAR
  • Ubitricity
  • ESB

Each network has different equipment and customer fees. There are also many other charging points located in off-street locations such as supermarkets, petrol stations, hotels and office buildings.

Islington Council Network for residents

If you are an Islington resident, you can exclusively use 11 charging points owned by the council. Most of these charging points have a 7kW charging speed but there are 2 rapid chargers (50kW) on the network.

  • Costs £67 for your first year and £20 every year afterwards
  • Includes freedom to park next to charger when using it
  • Includes smart card
  • You need to provide your own charging cable

To use the Islington Council chargers, download the form below and return to parkingpermits@islington.gov.uk.

Source London Network

There are currently 82 charging points in Islington that are operated by Source London. 

  • Most of the Source London charging points have a 7kW charging speed
  • All Source London charging points are powered by 100% renewable energy
  • These charging points are available for anyone to use, but members of Source London benefit from the lowest costs for charging vehicles. Becoming a member also allows users to book a charging point in advance.

These charging points take contactless card payment. See the Source London website for more information.

POLAR Network

There are currently seven rapid chargers (50kW) in Islington that are operated by POLAR and form part of their UK network. However, two of these charging points are for taxis only.

See the POLAR website for more information.

Ubitricity Network

There are over 80 lamppost charging points in Islington that are operated by Ubitricity. These charging points do not have dedicated EV parking bays so users will need to comply with the relevant parking restrictions. Multiple lamppost charging points have been installed at each location to ensure a charging point is generally available but it’s possible that a charging point may be blocked by another vehicle.

These lamppost charging points can be used with either an ubitricity smart cable or regular cable. Users are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that their cable is used in a safe manner at all times and does not present any trip hazard or obstruction on the adjacent footway. Typically, this may mean that any excess cable is stowed under your vehicle or along the road against the curb.

All of the Ubitricity charging points are powered by 100% renewable energy.

See the Ubitricity website for more information.

ESB Network

There are currently six rapid chargers (50kW) in Islington that are operated by ESB, and one of the charging points is for taxis only. All of the ESB charging points are powered by 100% renewable energy.

These charging points take contactless card payment. See the ESB website for more information.

Request a charging point

You can request a charging point close to your home.

Request a charging point

If a charging point is not working

If you have an enquiry or issue with a charging point, please contact the relevant network operator:

  • Islington Council Network - 01912 650 500
  • Source London Network - 020 3056 8989
  • POLAR – 0330 016 5126
  • Ubitricity – 0800 024 6279
  • ESB – 0345 609 0372
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