Electric Car Owners Can Now 'Pull Up and Plug In' in London Boroughs

The scheme costs £17 to join with a refundable £50 deposit for the yellow power cables.

Published: 31-Jan-2008

THE days of filling up on the forecourt could be numbered after Islington became only the second borough in London to install roadside charging points for electric cars.

Two new bays - the first in the capital outside Westminster - were unveiled on Tuesday in Highbury Crescent, Highbury, and Tufnell Park Road, Tufnell Park.

Now green drivers can simply pull up and plug in, and subscribers to the new pilot could soon be using pay-as-you-go top-up cards if the scheme is a success.


The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.

Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.


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