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.
The charging networks available
There are currently over 240 on-street charging points in Islington which are operated by:
- Source London
- BP Pulse
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 owns a network of 11 charging points which are currently being replaced with new charging points on different networks. Existing customers can still renew their permits for this network up until 31 March 2021 by completing this online form.
To find out more information, visit Changes to Islington Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Network page.
Source London Network
There are more than 100 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.
See the Source London website for more information.
BP Pulse Network
There are currently nine 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. See the BP Pulse website for more information.
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.
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. See the ESB website for more information.
Request a charging point
You can request a charging point close to your home.
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 Network - 020 3056 8989
- BP Pulse – 0330 016 5126
- Ubitricity – 0800 024 6279
- ESB – 0345 609 0372