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Getting rid of your car and using public transport or joining a car club could significantly reduce your personal carbon emissions. However, not everyone will be able to do this, so if you still need a car, consider switching to an electric one. Islington Council plans to install a network of 400 charging points on the borough’s streets by 2022 to help encourage the change, and the whole of Islington is now covered by the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), meaning owners of polluting vehicles have to pay to drive in the borough.

There are some grants or funding schemes that you can apply for to help cover the cost of changing to a less polluting vehicle:

Electric Vehicle chargepoint grant

If you are considering changing your car to an electric vehicle, the Electric Vehicle chargepoint grant can provide grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charging points at domestic properties.