More than 200 new electric vehicle sockets have been added to streets around Wandsworth.

The latest 220 additional sockets have been fitted to lamp posts as part of a £400,000 project with electronics company Siemens and EV charging provider Ubitricity.

Transport and environment spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook said: “By providing the right infrastructure to make it a realistic and viable option for people to switch to electric we can reduce harmful vehicle emissions and help tackle London’s air quality problems.

“By creating such an extensive network of charging points we are removing one of the biggest hurdles facing people thinking of changing from petrol and diesel to electric.”

The number of electric vehicles bought by people living in the borough has grown from 127 at the end of 2015 to nearer 800 today.

The council said its own fleet of cars and vans is also in the process of being replaced by electric versions.