The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has made a promise to his citizens – that in five years, the town will be equipped with thousands of strategically positioned recharging stations, so that every single citizen will have access to one within a mile at most.
The initiative is outlined in a plan entitled “Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan for London”, and its main goal is to encourage people to use electric vehicles – the mayor plans to bring 100 000 electric cars to the city as soon as the recharging network is completed. The city’s government will encourage that by adding 1000 electric vehicles to the Greater London Authority fleet, which will gradually happen over the period of five years.
London has been having some transportation problems lately, and this is one of the plans aimed at fixing that. Congestion pricing was successfully instituted in 2003, followed by the addition of hybrid buses in the public transport, and gave Scotland Yard hybrid and air-powered vehicles as well.
The city has proven to live up to its promises, so we are assured that the plan will be completed in time.
[ Via Yahoo! Green ]