Neighbourhoods of the Future - Wood Green

Haringey is one of six boroughs awarded funding from TFL and the Mayor of London (external link) to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles. The Wood Green project will:

  • Offer business and residents free trials of electric vehicles
  • Install charging infrastructure including a rapid charging taxi rank
  • Provide businesses with free support to review opportunities to switch to electric vehicles
  • Electrify all car club bays in Wood Green

Why we chose Wood Green

Wood Green High Road is the heart of Haringey and draws in nearly quarter of a million shoppers, visitors and employees from across the borough and beyond to shop, work and relax each week.

The project is based between Wood Green and Turnpike Lane underground stations. The area is currently the focus for major residential-led regeneration and is subject to an Area Action Plan.

Whilst the focus of the project is in Wood Green there are plans to increase the number of electric charging points throughout the borough.

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Why we are promoting electric vehicles

Haringey's Smarter Travel programme encourages residents to cycle and walk rather than use the car to reduce congestion and improve our health and wellbeing. The borough has good public transport links but not all journeys will or can be replaced by alternatives. For the remaining car journeys, electric vehicles will improve local air quality and the health and wellbeing of those who visit, work or live in Wood Green by reducing:

  • CO2 and NOx tailpipe emissions
  • particulate matter
  • traffic noise

Visit our Pollution Control – Local Air Quality page to find out more about Haringey's Air Quality.

Visit our Smarter Travel pages to find out more about cycling and walking in Haringey.

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Owning an electric vehicle

If you currently drive a petrol or diesel vehicle, you could reduce running costs and cut pollutants by switching to electric. Financial savings include:

See information on electric vehicle charging points in Haringey.

Visit the external websites listed below for a wealth of information on choosing, running and charging electric vehicles.

Alternatively email your question to and we will endeavour to answer your query.

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Try a BMWi3 through DriveNow 

DriveNow operate a flexible car club service. Vehicles can be be used for one-way journeys and can be picked up and parked for free in residents’ or pay and display bays within the North East London business area, including Haringey. 

DriveNow is offering residents and businesses in Wood Green free lifetime membership and £10 driving credit to book or test drive a BMW i3 all electric car.

Members can find a car through the DriveNow app and choose to drive by the minute, hour or day. Fuel, insurance, car tax and a generous mileage allowance are all included in the rental costs.

For more information visit the DriveNow website (external link) or visit our Car Clubs In Haringey page.

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Electric Vehicle trials

Partnering with DriveElectric – the UK’s leading electric vehicle provider, Haringey Council is offering, residents and businesses living and working in Wood Green, the opportunity to trial a Renault Zoe or Nissan E-NV200 van for a 2-4 weeks.

All named drivers must:

  • Hold a valid driving licence
  • Agree to take part in promotion about their experiences of the trial, e.g. interviews and photographs for case studies and PR
  • Agree to enter into an agreement directly with the DriveElectric which outlines the terms of the trial - full terms and conditions are attached
  • Arrange comprehensive insurance for the vehicle

Please note, a credit check will be performed on application. All vehicle rentals are subject to status; terms and conditions apply. See the booklet below for more information.  Trials are subject to vehicle availability.

To apply please email

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Free support for businesses

Free Vehicle/Fleet Review - Could your business benefit from owning an electric vehicle?

Working with the Energy Saving Trust (external link) and CleanCar (external link), we can offer businesses free reviews of their vehicles to identify where plug-in alternatives may be appropriate and cost effective. The reviews provide advice and guidance to businesses considering how these vehicles might work for them from an operational, financial and practical perspective.

Using a CleanCar device is easy simply plug-in a small GPS device in the vehicles 12v power socket for accurate vehicle journey and usage profile analysis. This will:

  • Prove Electric Vehicle Suitability
    CleanCar analyses your current vehicle usage data to calculate a suitability rating with best match Electric vehicle make/model recommendations
  • Help you understand the True Costs
    ​​​​​​​CleanCar details all the costs of your current vehicle/s, comparing them with suitable Electric vehicles so that an accurate Whole Life Cost analysis fully informs your decision making

For a further explanation of how the CleanCar reviews work watch the following:

Alternatively you can provide data on journeys undertaken and fuel consumption and the Energy Saving Trust will undertake an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle review.

To find out more or to book a review contact us on 020 8489 3489 or email

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Mayor of London - Scrappage Scheme for microbusinesses and charities

The Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help tackle London's air quality crisis. It supports micro businesses, sole traders and charities to replace vehicles that don't meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards.

If your vehicle doesn't meet the new, stricter ULEZ emissions standards you will need to pay a daily charge to drive within the zone. Under the Scrappage scheme, eligible micro businesses, sole traders and charities can apply for funds to scrap up to three older, more polluting vans and charity minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles.

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Delivery Riders - Electric Moped trials

Delivery riders working in and around Wood Green have the opportunity to lease an electric moped VT120LD through Greenmo. Riders who sign up for a minimum of four weeks with GreenMo will get two weeks paid for by the Neighbourhood of the Future project, enabling them to join what is already a cost-effective, popular scheme, available for £89 per week (including VAT). 

The GreenMo package includes delivery insurance, servicing, maintenance, tracking and access to a charging network.

The GreenMo VT120LD has been proven to meet the demands of urban delivery riders with a powerful 4,000W motor, a large efficient battery (either 5.2kWh or 7.0kWh), great stopping power with all-round disc brakes, large delivery box with space for branding and a USB power connection for mobile phones.

To find out more or to book a review contact us on 020 8489 3489 or email

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We regularly update this page to bring you information about events and activities In Wood Green relating to the Neighbourhoods of the Future programme.

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For further information about Wood Green NOF Events please keep visiting these pages, or you can contact us:

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Page last updated:

20 June 2019

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