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London set for electric vehicle charging network
Published: Friday 5th of March 2010
Tourists will soon be able to take in London attractions in electric vehicles, after the capital's mayor Boris Johnson announced new charging network plans.
The ambitious proposals will see 7,500 charge points installed across the city by 2013, enabling tourists to visit attractions such as London Zoo and Chislehurst Caves in an environmentally-friendly vehicle.
Around 1,600 will be installed over the next 12 months as part of the £17 million project, which means travellers booking their holidays for this year could benefit.
Mr Johnson said: "We will now be able to significantly speed up our existing plans for an unprecedented introduction of electric vehicle infrastructure, sealing London's status as the electric capital of Europe."
Charging points will be provided by a consortium led by Transport for London, which includes Sainsbury's, Tesco, Siemens and Nissan.
The announcement follows the unveiling of the new fleet of three-carriage trains across the Docklands Light Railway network, which will boost capacity for tourists travelling between London attractions on the service.
Posted by Michael Edwards
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