Mayor of London Supports the Mitsubishi i-MiEV Hand-over
“It is fantastic news that Londoners are now starting to get their hands on an exciting new generation of electric cars such as the i-MiEV. In April I am launching Source London to make electric driving more convenient and to make charge points easier to access,” said Boris Johnson.
“An increase in electric vehicles is great news for everyone because they bring a host of environmental benefits including helping to reduce pollution. But they are also offer drivers due significant cost savings on running costs, including a 100 per cent congestion charge discount,” he added.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has met a wide range of rigorous safety, emissions and performance standards set by OLEV resulting in its eligibility for the £5,000 consumer incentive Plugged-In Car Grant.
“We have fully tested the i-MiEV in the UK for three years now and this exciting new development marks a significant milestone in our plans to lead the way in EV provision in the UK. It also provides a focal point for our wider environmental credentials and other innovations under the sub-brand ‘Intelligent Motion’,” said Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK.
Source London, which will deliver 1,300 public charging points across London by 2013, is part of the Mayor’s plans for London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe. The Source London network will create a single visual identity for electric driving across the capital, and allow members to charge their vehicles at any one of these public charging points for no more than an £100 annual membership fee.