London Mayor Boris Johnson, famous for his love of electric cars, launched an initiative in which Nissan LEAF owners will get free access to Source London charging network.
This is another effort to encourage people o buy the 100 percent electric LEAF, in addition to the other advantages like road tax and congestion charge exemption. In this program Nissan will give all LEAF owners who live within 40 miles of a Source London branded charging point 12 months free subscription when they buy the 100% electric vehicle before the end of the year.
The Source London scheme provides a city-wide network of public charging points across the capital. A network of over 1,300 charging points will be installed by the end of 2013 in residential streets, supermarket and public car parks, shopping and leisure centres. Members of the scheme, which normally costs £100 to join, will need just one card to access all the charging points regardless of which borough in London they live.
Come to think of it, they need such a network if they are going to make London an EV-friendly city, because the LEAF only has a range of 110 miles on full charge!
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “I want to rapidly accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles and make London the epicentre of electric driving in Europe. Increasing numbers of motorists are opting for cleaner, greener electric transport, delivering a host of benefits to the driver including a 100 per cent congestion charge discount. This is set to deliver considerable environmental benefits to our city.