8.9.2011 2012 Olympics powered by Source London
The Mayor Boris Johnson has announced a network of new charge points will support the Olympic and Paralympic electric vehicle fleet – points that, after the Games, will boost the growing Source London electric network.
To coincide with London's largest consumer green vehicle show, EcoVelocity, annual membership for Source London will be discounted from £100 to £10 for those who sign up during the show.
The significant number of charge points will ensure ample power supply, provided by EDF Energy, for the London 2012 fleet of 200 BMW and Mini electric vehicles, helping to create the most sustainable Games ever. After the sporting events, the charge points will become part of Source London, a lasting legacy benefiting electric car drivers in London and especially those living or visiting the regenerated east of city.
The announcement was made ahead of EcoVelocity, Europe's largest low carbon motor show running from 8-11 September at Battersea Power Station. To coincide with this event, annual membership for Source London, which normally costs £100, will be discounted to just £10 for those who sign up during EcoVelocity. A team from Source London will be at the show throughout to assist in registrations and answer any questions about Source London.
For a year's worth of limitless electric vehicle recharging, £10 becomes a very reasonable fee. Launched in May 2011, the Source London network is rapidly growing, already with over 200 charging units distributed over London and 1,300 points due by 2013. For this offer, the £10 payment must have been received by Monday 12 September.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, "It is my goal to lengthen London's lead as the electric vehicle capital of Europe, so it is fitting that this city is hosting the largest motor show dedicated to greener vehicles. I encourage people to come along, have a test drive on the EcoVelocity test track and get a cracking deal on Source London membership to boot."
"As a greater choice of electric cars to market, more and more Londoners will want to buy them. So it is great news that a network of charge points set to support the Olympic electric fleet next year, will go on to bolster Source London, creating a superb legacy for the capital's growing army of eco-drivers."
Source London has a range of public and private sector partners that are committed to introducing charge points which includes: Asda, Capital Shopping Centres, Enterprise, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Hertz, Ikea, NCP, Nissan, Old Ford Housing Association, Sainsbury's, Scottish and Southern Energy, Southern Railway, the Whittington NHS Trust and 13 London boroughs.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director for Surface Transport at TfL said: "Momentum for Source London is building and this on top of the legacy from the 2012 Games will mean we make charge points for electric vehicles more accessible than ever in London."
For more information on how to register and user details visit Source London.
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