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.

Free support for businesses

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.

Just plug a CleanCar device into a vehicle's 12v cigarette lighter socket and it will collect journey data to produce your report. Alternatively 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

Business Electric Vehicle trials

Partnering with DriveElectric - the UK's leading electric vehicle provider, Haringey Council is offering, businesses operating or located in Wood Green, the opportunity to trial a Renault Zoe or Nissan E-NV200 van for a month!

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

Drivers will need to hold a full driving licence and meet the insurance requirements.

Trials are subject to vehicle availability.

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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.

Electric Moped Test Ride Event

  • Wednesday 27 February 2019, 2pm to 6pm
  • The Blue Yard, 5 River Park Rd, Wood Green, London N22 7TB

Greenmo visit Wood Green to showcase their electric scooter rentals and to offer test drives. Pop along and find out how much you could save by going electric.

Energy Saving Trust Business Breakfast Briefing

  • Tuesday 19 March 2019, 8am to 10am
  • Grandpa Joe's Cafe, Clarendon Road, Wood Green, London. N22 6XJ

Ideal for any business considering investing in an electric vehicle or wanting to find out more. This event will discuss the impact of the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge, the business case for switching to electric vehicles, the support available and Haringey’s charging infrastructure plans. There will also be an opportunity to test drive a Nissan E-NV200 van.

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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:

18 February 2019

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