The new 100% electric car, the Citroen C-Zero met Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London last week. The city is preparing to become the "electric car capital of the World" due to the first ever city-wide electric vehicle charging network - Source London - launching this Spring.
Source London will provide an infrastructure and support network for electric vehicles. There are currently just 250 charge points throughout London, Source London has committed to increasing this to at least 1300 points by 2013.
Research conducted by Citroen shows that the average daily car journey in urban areas is 23 miles, with cars being parked for 92% of the day, there is plenty of opportunity for a re-charge. The Citroen C-Zero has a range of 93 miles on full charge, more than enough to cover the average journey.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said; "Through the development of Source London we are seeking to create the fertile conditions for electric vehicles to flourish, to make our city the electric driving capital of Europe. This is in support of the expanding range of electric cars coming to market and will deliver a range of environmental benefits in terms of pushing down on pollution in London."
"C-Zero is perfectly placed to demonstrate the benefits of switching on to electric power," said Linda Jackson, Managing Director of Citroen UK. "By offering zero emissions while running, owners incur zero company car tax, zero Vehicle Excise Duty and zero London Congestion Charge. We are delighted to see the Citroen C-Zero take its place at the start of an exciting new era for London."Published 28 March 2011