Mitsubishi UK Supports Source London Electric Charging Scheme

Mitsubishi Motors UK has announced today its support of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s scheme to implement electric charging points across London. Source London, developed in conjunction with Transport for London, is set to deliver at least 1,300 public charging points across the city by 2013.

Interestingly, once implementation is complete in two years’ time, it will mean that there will be more electric vehicle charging points in London than petrol stations. This is part of the Mayor’s plan for London to become the electric vehicle capital of Europe, commiting to improve air quality by introducing low and zero emission transport.

The launch event for Source London took place at Transport for London’s chosen location, the Asda supermarket on London Road in Kingston-Upon-Thames at 10am today and showcased the first pure- electric vehicle (EV) available in the UK, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV which was available for journalists to drive.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which first launched in Japan in July 2009, was the first pure-EV available to world markets in regular series production from a major manufacturer.

“Mitsubishi Motors in the UK support the Mayor of London and Transport for London in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions. Electric vehicles such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV are now an affordable, viable mode of transport and with infrastructure provided by schemes like Source London, implementing a strategic network of charging points, means that electric vehicles are at last becoming a reality. Such schemes will help eliminate ‘range anxiety’ by giving electric vehicle owners the confidence that they will never be far from a charging point in London,” Mitsubishi Motors in the UK’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Toby Marshall said.
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