EV Demonstrator – Redbridge

Redbridge Council is committed to tackling climate change. As part of its commitment to acting as an enabler of sustainable innovation, the Council is one of the first Local Authorities to support the trial of a pioneering car club. Two locations are currently live across the borough: Derby Road Car Park (E18 2PZ) and Herbert Road (IG3 8AL), with two more locations coming soon: Berkeley Ave (IG5 0UR) and Cowley Road (IG1 3JL).

The electric car club demonstrates the latest wireless charging technologies for Electric Vehicles. Instead of plugging a car into a standard charging pillar, there is an electrical induction charging pad set into the ground, avoiding trip hazard wiring and charge-points cluttering the car park and/or the street. With this new exciting innovative trial, the pad can only be activated when an electric car (installed with the specialised induction pad) parks over it.

Because existing electric cars do not have wireless charging, an adapted electric car is available for hire, so that residents can try it out and become familiar with how to charge it using the wireless induction pad.

The OSRIC car club is managed by hiyacar – Once you have signed up via the hiyacar app, you will be able to use your mobile phone to unlock one of the wirelessly-charged Renault Zoes.

Here is a link to our Frequently Asked Questions .

Your opinion about existing and future charging point infrastructure for EVs is very important for us. One of the main objectives of the OSRIC demonstrator is to learn more about how to install the right infrastructure in the right places to create a charging network that will work for the residents of Redbridge.

You can help us and have your say by completing an online survey. If you are an EV driver, please click HERE. If you don’t currently drive an EV but you are a user of the eCar club of you are otherwise interested in the future of EV charging, please click HERE.