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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.

See zap map for all charging points in the UK.

Zap map for all charging points

The charging networks available

There are currently 350 on-street charging points in Islington which are operated by:

  • Source London
  • BP Pulse
  • 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

Islington Council previously operated a network of 11 charging points which are currently being replaced with new charging points on different networks.

To find out more information, visit Changes to Islington Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Network page.

Source London Network

There are more than 140 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.

  • There is no maximum time limit on these charging points, but users are charged per minute of use.

See the Source London website for more information.

BP Pulse Network

There are currently 12 rapid chargers (50kW) in Islington that are operated by BP Pulse and form part of their UK network. However, two of these charging points are for taxis only.

  • These charging points take contactless card payment. 
  • There is a one hour maximum time limit for these charging points.

See the BP Pulse website for more information.

Ubitricity Network

There are over 100 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 seven 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.
  • There is a one hour maximum time limit for these charging points.

Visit 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:

  • Source London - 020 3056 8989
  • BP Pulse – 0330 016 5126
  • Ubitricity – 0800 024 6279
  • ESB – 0345 609 0372
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