Transport for London (TfL) has today introduced four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs into its fleet as part of a plan by Mayor Boris Johnson to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe.
The four new i-MiEVs have been part-funded by the Government's Low Carbon Procurement Programme, and mark the first step to introducing 1,000 electric vehicles to TfL's fleet over the next few years.
The use of EVs in mainstream use is forecast to increase throughout the next few years, and the Mayor aims to have 1,600 charge points installed across London within a year. He hopes to have 25,000 points in place by 2015.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Very soon electric vehicles and the apparatus needed to support them will be a common sight on London's streets. We are doing all we can to make it as easy as possible for Londoners to choose electric and by opting for these vehicles in our own fleets, we are helping to stimulate demand and show off their benefits including considerably cheaper running costs."