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Nissan Leaf Handed to London Mayor

The efforts made by the current London mayor, Boris Johnson to transform the country's capital into the greenest metropolis in Europe entered a new stage this week, after he was handed the keys to the first Nissan Leaf to arrive in the capital prior to the start of the citywide electric vehicle membership scheme.

The handing over of the keys to the Leaf comes just weeks after the same politician received the keys to a Citroen C-Zero, another model that will be supported by the city. The program through which both will be made available in London is called Source London and calls for the deployment of 1,300 publicly accessible charge points by the end of 2013.

Through this program, and others like it, the UK rivals Germany when it comes to the leaders of the countries that have announced support programs for electric vehicles.

“Zero-emission electric cars are perfect for city driving, not only delivering cheaper day-to-day running costs for their owners, but also helping to bear down on pollution levels. With a wider range of vehicles now available, we are shifting up a gear to provide more support through Source London for the increasing numbers of people who want to drive them” said the mayor.

“I am pleased to accept a Nissan LEAF on Transport for London's behalf so more of our staff can experience the silent, smooth electric experience for themselves, whilst carrying out their duties. We are looking forward to Nissan becoming one of our fantastic Source London partners helping us to make electric driving an easier, more convenient choice.” 
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