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News 10 November 2010

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to install 1300 electric car charging points across the capital by 2013.

Johnson said, “Already there are more electric drivers in London than anywhere else in the UK, but we are now entering an incredibly exciting period in electric motoring. Major manufacturers are gearing up to launch more affordable, practical electric cars over the next few years, whilst the cost of traditional fuels are making petrol-free driving an increasingly attractive option.

The project, named Source London was devised earlier this year with a projected 25,000 charging points being in operation by 2015. This shortfall is believed to be due to cost-cutting strategies.

What happens when you run out of electricity though? If one becomes stuck in the notoriously dense London traffic, frantically searching for one of the few charging points that not only made it into production but is also vacant, a fuel warning light could spell disaster. It’s not as if you could grab a jerry can and sprint to the nearest dispensing point to buy a few kilowatts is it?


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