Nissan LEAF owners will be given access to the Source London charging network for free, marking the start of the initiative.
The scheme was launched by Mayor Boris Johnson, and in support, Nissan LEAF owners living within 40 miles of a Source London branded charging point will receive 12 months free subscription when purchasing the LEAF before the end of 2011. This of course comes alongside Nissan LEAF owners not having to pay any road tax or the London congestion charge.
The Source London scheme provides charging points across London with over 1300 points being installed by the end of 2013, across residential streets, supermarkets and public car parks as well as shopping and leisure centres. Scheme membership costs £100 to join with the membership card providing access to all charging points across the capital.
Managing Director of Nissan Motor (GB) Limited, Paul Willcox said: "Nissan fully supports the Mayor's agenda to promote zero carbon emission vehicles in London, which is why we are providing free access to the network for all LEAF owners across the capital. A city-wide charging infrastructure will be of great benefit to all Nissan LEAF owners."
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London 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 per cent 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."
The Nissan LEAF, on sale since March 2011, has a range of up to 110 miles on a full charge and features a rear-view parking camera, satellite navigation, climate control, a quick charge socket and smart-phone connectivity.
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