Electric Cars Get Another Boost in London

100 more charging stations to be installed and 'Electric Car Partnership' formed to encourage manufacturers to accelerate introduction of electric cars.

Published: 31-Jul-2008

The number of charging points for electric cars in London will be boosted under plans announced by Mayor Boris Johnson.

Another 100 will be provided, almost trebling the amount in the capital in a bid to increase the use of electric cars.

An Electric Vehicle Partnership for London will also be created to encourage the car industry to accelerate the delivery of new environmentally-friendly technology.


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.

The Air Car may do better than fuel-cell cars, but experts say that using grid power to charge a battery-powered electric vehicle is much more efficient than using electricity to compress and store the same amount of energy in a tank.


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