Boris misses 100,000 EV target by… 98,000
London Mayor Boris has just started his new campaign “BackBoris2012″ and figures have already put his green promises – as part of his campaign – into question.
A report from the London Assembly shows that the Mayor has only reached two percent of his target with 2,313 electric vehicles (EV) operational in London. However, of that number only 50 electric cars are used in the Greater London area, while the rest is found in Central London.
This does not indicate a great deal of progress. On top of his car pledge Mayor Boris also promised 1,300 EV charging points by 2012. To date, only 400 charging points have been installed.
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“If the Mayor wants to encourage more Londoners to drive electric vehicles, he must demonstrate that the charging network is adequate and fits with the way people will actually charge their vehicles,” said Murad Qureshi AM, Environment Committee Chair.
Whilst the Mayor Office fervently put their campaign into action, the public can look forward to the launch of the EV Renault this year and the EV Ford Focus releasing in 2013. It is hoped that the demand of these vehicles will establish confidence in people to adapt to an EV future.