London’s first city-wide electric charge point network and membership scheme has been launched by Boris Johnson. Source London is now the capital’s largest charging network, with 150 new charge points operating under a single scheme.
By 2013, the scheme will operate at least 1,300 points across the capital, more than the number of petrol stations currently in London, ensuring the infrastructure is in place to support a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road.
Annual membership of Source London is £100, enabling card holders to charge-up at any Source London point as many times as required. The company is also working with other regions to help drive the creation of a UK-wide charge point network.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, “I want to rapidly accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles and make London the epicentre of electric driving in Europe. Increasing numbers of motorists are opting for cleaner, greener electric transport, delivering a host of benefits to the driver including a 100% Congestion Charge discount. This is set to deliver considerable environmental benefits to our city.
“Through Source London we want to give drivers the confidence that they can plug into this fantastic new motoring technology. We are working with a mighty coalition of motor manufacturers and private sector partners as well as London’s boroughs to ensure we create world-class support for electric motoring.”
The creation of an electric vehicle network is in line with the Mayor’s pledge to promote quality of life by reducing pollution and CO2 emissions.
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