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.
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.
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:
- Reduced operating and fuel costs.
- Exemption from the Congestion Charge (external link)
- Currently Electric vehicles are exempt from vehicle tax (external link)
- Grants which are available (external link) to assist with the purchase costs of an electric vehicle
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 NOF@haringey.gov.uk and we will endeavour to answer your query.
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.
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 NOF@haringey.gov.uk
Business Electric Vehicle trials
Wood Green businesses can sign up to trial an electric vehicle (for free). To find out more or to book a trial contact us on 020 8489 3489 or email NOF@haringey.gov.uk
Drivers will need to hold a full driving licence and meet the insurance requirements.
Trials are subject to vehicle availability.
We regularly update this page to bring you information about events and activities In Wood Green relating to the Neighbourhoods of the Future programme.
For further information about Wood Green NOF Events please keep visiting these pages, or you can contact us:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 020 8489 3489
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