London has completed its first "electric avenue" in partnership with Siemens and Ubitricity by installing charging points in streetlamps along the street.
The availability of such ubiquitous charging points are meant to encourage people to buy electric vehicles, especially those who are holding off because of a perceived shortage of charging stations.
1,300 installations have been completed and using the existing infrastructure there is no need to dig up roads to lay new cables. The system also allows residents without driveways or garages to charge their cars overnight. In in-cable meter box registers usage and the customer is billed accordingly.
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