20 Mar '12, 3pm

London readies for Olympic electric car fleet

London readies for Olympic electric car fleet

Work begins this week on a new network of electric vehicle charging points, in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Just month’s away from the opening ceremony, Transport for London, working in association with LOCOG and fellow sustainability partners EDF, GE and BMW, begins work to install 120 charge points to support a fleet of zero-emission electric vehicles set to be used during the London 2012 Games. After the games are over, the charge points will join the Source London network, already the capital’s largest charging network, already boasting 307 points and 300 members. The electric vehicle points are fast charging, able to fully charge a vehicle in as little as four hours. They will be initially used by the 160 Active E and 40 MINI E electric vehicles provided by BMW for the Olympic Games fleet. The points will be installed in five key locations ...

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