Connecting EV chargers in London

Capacity available to connect EV chargers in London Town Centres

UK Power Networks is playing a leading role as one of 16 industry leaders invited by The Mayor of London to join his Electric Vehicle Taskforce. The group is developing a delivery plan for electric vehicle infrastructure for 2025. The official plan was launched June 2019.

UK Power Networks is fully committed to working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TfL) to achieving zero emission transport in London. As part of the electric vehicle (EV) taskforce, we produced this map showing where the cheapest and quickest locations are likely to be to connect EV chargers on the low voltage networks.


About this map

The map is provided for information purposes only and it is correct at the time it was published, which does not account for active connection requests. UK Power Networks will endeavour to update on a regular basis. Your use of, or reliance on any of its content is at your own risk.

The map shows the percentage loading of the distribution transformer at the substation and the location. In general, a cheaper connection is likely to be closer to the substation. This can be used as a first indicator of capacity available only as there are other limiting factors that may impact the availability of a connection at a particular site such as cable rating & location, switchgear rating, and spare capacity at the supplying Primary Substation. UK Power Networks will be glad to support any next step applications through a connection request which would include a detailed assessment considering all limiting factors. 

You are strongly advised not to purchase equipment or otherwise to incur costs based solely on the information provided by the map and UK Power Networks accepts no liability whatsoever in respect of you doing this. The information contained within the map shows only approximate locations of some of our assets, if you wish to ascertain the presence of UK Power Networks’ electric lines and/or electrical plant you should carry out your own on-site survey in accordance with all relevant Health and Safety Executive guidelines. 

UK Power Networks created this map in the interest of greater transparency. However, UK Power Networks accepts no liability in respect of any errors, omission or inaccuracies contained or referred to in the map. UK Power Networks provides the content in the map in good faith but no warranty or representation by or on behalf of UK Power Networks, or any of its directors, officers, employees, advisers or any other person, is given that the content is accurate, complete or up to date.