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1400 car charging stations coming to London

To rollout some 1,399 electric vehicle (EV) charge points, over the next four years, throughout the capital Siemens secured a multi million pound contract with the Transport of London (TfL).

The ideas is to create a homogenized charging point network throughout the capital and the TfL announced the finalized deal in which Siemens will manage the Source London network and also register drivers for the EV initiative.

The exact amount of the deal was not discloses but was reportedly a multimillion pound deal and says the back office of Source London will be run by Siemens through March 2014 at zero cost to taxpayers.

The Mayor’s office announced that Source London charge points are being installed, as news of the deal was released.

The launch is a further example of the commitment to lowering transport emissions in London, say Nick Fairholme of TfL. In order to make London one of the greenest cities in Europe, the Mayor and TfL are working hard even during these difficult economic times. The highest number of EV’s in the UK are in London and with this new deal in place it will keep London in the lead.

By year end 2013 at least 1,300 charging points will have be installed in streets and public places throughout the capital and making sure London has less petrol stations than charging points.

The lack of charging stations has been one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. Mayor Boris Johnson stated but now, all over the capital the people will see Source London points popping up.

Air quality and the cutting of carbon emission will be improved by giving drivers the confidence in electric vehicle technology and its ability to work.


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