Charing points for electric cars in Islington cost £100,000 and only 10 people have permits to them, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Islington Now report:

Just ten people have a permit to charge electric vehicles at meters in Islington despite nearly £100,000 being spent on the installation of power sources across the borough.

Motorists could have travelled 635 miles using the power obtained from three of the seven meters on Islington’s roads in a year.

In 2009, Islington Council predicted that demand for its charging points would exceed supply.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.