London Mayor switches on new electric vehicle charging scheme
The Source London scheme covers a network of charging points in London on streets and in carparks, with users registering on the scheme's website to become a member. Drivers pay an annual fee of £100, which enables them to charge up at any Source London point as many times as required. Users simply touch their membership card to the reader on the charge point and then plug in their vehicle to charge.
Source London already has 150 charge points operating, with the total set to be increased by 1,300 charge points, more than the number of petrol stations currently in London.
Source London says it is also working closely with other regions to help drive the creation of a UK-wide charge point network and adds that plans to enable members to use both Source London and the soon-to-be-launched East of England charge point network are currently underway.
The scheme forms part of the London Mayor’s plans for the city to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe.
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. 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.'
Nissan is already offering a one-year free membership to Source London when drivers purchase a new electric vehicle.
Registration for Source London is now open at www.sourcelondon.net