Citroen C-Zero meets London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson

Article by Christian A., on March 28, 2011

London wants to become the “electric car capital of the world” and in line with this plan, London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson has taken the time to check out the Citroën C-Zero, the brand’s new 100% electric city car.

The city is also preparing the first ever city-wide electric vehicle charging network -- Source London – which will be launched in the spring. Source London (sourcelondon.net) provides better infrastructure and support for electric vehicles.

Currently, there are over 250 charge points across London but Source London plans to expand to at least 1300 publicly accessible points by 2013.

Citroën’s C-Zero, which can run 93 miles on a single full charge, is extremely capable of getting through London traffic. Citroën determined that the average daily trip in urban areas is 23 miles, and that the car is at rest for 92% of each day, allowing for plenty of time to recharge.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said that Source London is meant to support the expanding range of electric cars arriving to the market. It also seeks to reduce the pollution in London as well as to provide other environmental benefits.

Linda Jackson, Managing Director of Citroën UK, said that C-Zero is “perfectly placed” to exhibit the gains in shifting to electric power. She said that with a zero-emissions vehicle, the driver incurs “zero company car tax, zero Vehicle Excise Duty and zero London Congestion Charge.”

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CITROËN C-ZERO MEETS THE MAYOR OF LONDON

The acclaimed Citroën C-Zero, the brand’s new 100% electric city car, met London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, earlier this week. The city is gearing up to become the “electric car capital of the world” under the auspices of the first ever city-wide electric vehicle charging network - Source London - to launch this spring.

Source London (www.sourcelondon.net) is set to improve the driver experience by providing better infrastructure and support for electric vehicles. At present there are more than 250 charge points across the capital, which Source London has committed to expanding to at least 1300 publicly accessible points by 2013.

With a maximum fully-charged range of 93 miles, Citroën’s C-Zero is already capable of cutting through the London traffic. Citroën’s research shows that the average daily journey in urban areas is 23 miles, with the car at rest for 92% of each day - creating numerous recharging opportunities.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said; “Through the development of Source London we are seeking to create the fertile conditions for electric vehicles to flourish, to make our city the electric driving capital of Europe. This is in support of the expanding range of electric cars coming to market and will deliver a range of environmental benefits in terms of pushing down on pollution in London.”

“C-Zero is perfectly placed to demonstrate the benefits of switching on to electric power,” said Linda Jackson, Managing Director of Citroën UK. “By offering zero emissions while running, owners incur zero company car tax, zero Vehicle Excise Duty and zero London Congestion Charge. We are delighted to see the Citroën C-Zero take its place at the start of an exciting new era for London.”

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