I currently drive a petrol car and would swap to a pure electric or petrol hybrid but do not have off street parking and therefore have not looked into it in any great detail. My daily commute to work is less than 20 miles (round trip). Weekend trips are normally just local, so unlikely to need charging for return journeys etc. This is where the petrol hybrid comes into the equation as a possibility. Then today i get the message below from my local council who are going to put charging points in lamp posts and this would solve my problem. Does anyone in London or elsewhere in the country have these charging points locally or used them, or is it a non starter. Any practical advice appreciated. The London Borough of Waltham Forest has recently met with an operator that installs electric vehicle charge points into lamp columns. This type of charge point has been trialled several other London boroughs. We are keen to make on street EV charging available in Waltham Forest and we’re emailing you now to gauge your level of interest in this type of charger. The scheme would involve an operator, in collaboration with the Council, installing 5kWh charging points onto suitable lamp columns in your area. This would be on a 6 month trial. There would be no dedicated electric vehicle bay, but the operator would work with The Council and yourselves to select lamp columns in or around your street that are most suitable. The council would fund the costs of the charge points. If feasibility work shows that the location is suitable, we anticipate that these charge points could be installed later in the year. The lamp column chargers must be used with a smart cable which manages the metering. Residents would need to purchase this smart cable, which is around £200. There is an on-going monthly subscription cost, details of which will be supplied by the operator. The cost of the electricity could be around 16p/kWh. The operator will provide you with more information on this.