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
Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Queen's Coronation festival 2013
Tuesday 9th of July 2013
The nation is gearing up for the Queen's Coronation festival which is set to take place later...
London attractions: World's largest flower show hosted by Hampton Court
Monday 8th of July 2013
If you are a lover of natural beauty and you are looking for things to do in London, then be sure...
How to beat the London crowds this summer
Thursday 27th of June 2013
Summertime is an exciting time of the year for many people and if you are one of the many tourists...
London attractions: Don't miss Wimbledon 2013 this summer!
Thursday 20th of June 2013
No tennis fan worth their salt would dare to miss the Wimbledon 2013 tournament, which will provide...
Guide to British royal residences
Thursday 13th of June 2013
The royal family have always been a cornerstone of British heritage, so if you are looking for things...
London attractions: Visit the Palm House for some summer fun at Kew
Wednesday 12th of June 2013
If you are looking for things to do in London this coming week, then why not take a trip down to Kew...
London attractions: Don't miss the Jubilee Concert at Westminster Abbey
Friday 7th of June 2013
If you are looking for interesting things to do in London over the next week, then be sure not to...
London attractions: Top 5 London summer festivals
Wednesday 5th of June 2013
Posted by Kevin Smith There is an abundance of things to do in London and no shortage...
London attractions: GB Row 2013 set to entertain visitors this summer
Monday 3rd of June 2013
The GB Row 2013 is well underway, providing plenty of much needed entertainment and things to do in...
Things to do in London: Nursing legend Florence Nightingale lives on in museums
Friday 31st of May 2013
London attractions: Learn about the nursing legend at the Florence Nightingale Museum
London attractions: Hang with the tigers at London Zoo
Friday 31st of May 2013
London attractions: Explore Tiger Territory at London Zoo